Starting an Executable at a Specific Time

Writing a task that starts an executable at a specific time is done by defining a time trigger and an executable action.

Start Boundary

It is important to note that a time trigger is different from other time-based triggers in that it is fired when the trigger is activated by its start boundary. Other time-based triggers are activated by their start boundary, but they do not start performing their actions (in this case starting an executable) until a scheduled date is reached.

Time Trigger Examples

The following examples start Notepad 30 seconds after the task is activated:

Using the Task Scheduler