Using Task Scheduler to Run Batch Files

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The following steps describe how to schedule a batch file to run at a certain time using Task Scheduler in Windows 7 / 8 /10.

  1. Click Start then search Task Scheduler
    StartBar TaskScheduler.png

  2. Select Create Basic Task under Actions and follow work through the setup. An example is presented below.
    Create Basic Task.PNG

  3. Task Description
    Create Basic Task description.PNG

  4. Trigger type
    Create Basic Task trigger.PNG

  5. Trigger rule
    Create Basic Task setTime.PNG

  6. Trigger action
    Create Basic Task action.PNG

  7. Point to batch file
    Create Basic Task program.PNG