|Subject:||Troubleshooting problems executing scheduled tasks|
|Creation date:||7/29/09 4:56 PM|
|Last modified on:||7/29/09 4:56 PM|
Scheduled task in WinSQL are tightly integrated with the Task Scheduler that comes with Windows Operating System. Therefore, it is important to understand some fundamental about running tasks on Windows.
With Scheduled Tasks, you can schedule any script, program, or document to run at a time that is most convenient for you. Scheduled Tasks starts every time that you start Windows XP and runs in the background, and it starts each task that you schedule at the time that you specify when you create the task.
When you schedule tasks in WinSQL it creates a file that holds a script defining what the task is supposed to do. If the name of your task in WinSQL is My Task, the name of the script file will be MyTask.wxf (spaces are removed). The file extension for this script is WXF and it is saved in the ScheduledScript folder, which can be in:
When the time comes to run a task Windows tries to execute MyTask.wxf file. Therefore, it is important that the extension WXF is correctly associated with WinSQL - meaning when you double click a file with an extension WXF, WinSQL should start running.
c:\Program Files\Synametrics Technologies\WinSQL -g MyTask.wxf