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Windows 7: Task Scheduler - need help understaing "Conditions"

12 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 x64 Enetrprise
Task Scheduler - need help understaing "Conditions"

Hi *,
So as the subject states I need help understanding how windows enumerate networks for "Conditions" listed under "Start only if following network connection is available".

Firstly, let me say I understand that WiFi network names are listed there, but I see much more there which I can't map to anything. E.g. I have more than 15 networks which are listed as "Network x", how can I map that to something useful?

Help is quite useless here:
"Network ConditionsYou can set a condition to run the task only if a specific named network connection is available or if any network connection is available when the task's trigger is activated. If your task action requires a network connection to execute, then set this condition."

On my system I have roughly 9 network (virtual and physical) interfaces listed in "ipconfig /all"

So in short - how doe Windows enumerats network connections listed in Task Scheduler "Conditions" under "Start only if following network connection is available".
If you have some command line tool that would produce this output would be best!

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12 Jul 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

As far as I see it, but not completely sure, that list is built from all network connections that your computer has been connected to at some point. I'm being shown not only wired, but also WiFi network names (not physical adapters) that my computer has been connected, at least once, in the past. Thus it can collect tons of names, if you use multiple access points or plug your computer into multiple places, no matter if they're available right now, when editing the task.
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15 Jul 2014   #3

Windows 7 x64 Enetrprise

Thanks, but do you know how can I get more details on each of the entries? This has to be stored somewhere, registry or wherever... Sometimes Windows goes way to much into simplifying the issues to the point one can't simply figure out what's going on...
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16 Jul 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

What details are you expecting to get, exactly?
I don't understand the thing of "simplifying the issue". What is the problem of this list? It's simply a history of all wireless networks your computer has been connected to.

Stored somewhere, sure. No idea where really, but I would bet it's in the registry. A few details, if any, might be stored there.
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16 Jul 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Can't get much simpler than three choices.

1. The task is not dependent on a network connection. (Leave it blank.)
2. The task is dependent on a specific connection. (Chose the connection.)
3. The task is dependent on any connection. (Chose any connection.)

A description of what you are trying to schedule might help answer your question.
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