Windows 10: Scheduled Task To Run On Idle Triggers Way Too Soon

Discus and support Scheduled Task To Run On Idle Triggers Way Too Soon in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I have a scheduled task that is set to run every 15 minutes checking for an idle condition and then running a batch command if it's idle. I set: Start... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by js0873, Oct 26, 2018.

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    Scheduled Task To Run On Idle Triggers Way Too Soon


    I have a scheduled task that is set to run every 15 minutes checking for an idle condition and then running a batch command if it's idle. I set:

    Start only if the computer is idle for: 50 minutes
    Wait for idle: 15 minutes

    Somehow I think it's always triggering now, as if the check for idle isn't working at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?

    :)
     
    js0873, Oct 26, 2018
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  2. Scheduled task to run on idle triggers too soon


    I had this problem with windows 8/8.1 as well but don't remember what I did to fix it and can't seem to figure it out this time. I had to reinstall Windows 10 after upgrading to it, and forgot to write down my settings for this.

    I have a simple batch file that I want to run after the computer is idle for 15 minutes. I also want it so that if it runs, then the computer is used and becomes idle again, it runs again after another 15 minutes of idle. However, it seems like no matter what I do, it always runs after only 4 to 5 minutes of idle time. Any ideas as to how I can get it to be what I want?



    General tab:
    User to run as is my own user account (that's always logged in)
    Run only when logged in
    Run with highest privileges
    Configure for Windows 10

    Only trigger I have is "on idle", with only ENABLED being checked.
    Only action I have is "start a program", which is the batch file.

    Conditions tab:
    Start only if idle after for: 15 minutes.
    Wait for idle: Do not wait (but doesn't matter what I set it to as it makes no change)
    Stop if computer ceases to be idle = checked
    Restart if idle state resumes = not checked
    Start only on AC power = checked
    Stop if switched to battery power = checked
    Wake computer to run task = not checked
    Start only if network connection available = not checked

    Settings tab:
    Allow task to be run on demand = checked
    Run ASAP after scheduled start is missed = not checked
    If task fails, restart every = not checked
    Stop task if it runs longer than 1 hour
    If task does not stop when requested, force it = checked
    If task is not scheduled to run again, delete it = not checked
    If already running, stop existing instance
     
    modemman11, Oct 26, 2018
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  3. Task Scheduler runs at time, not on idle.

    I've set up a task to run an Exe file at 23 o'clock at night. I've also set up a trigger on this task to run it when the computer is idle.

    The task starts at 23 o'clock just fine. (With the start on schedule trigger.) Also, when I start the computer manually, then move the mouse a little to simulate a user when started up and then leave it, it starts when the computer turns idle. All fine here....

    The problem is, the task won't run when I turn on the computer remotely with WOL. It boots up, logs in automatically. (No password set) Then, it just sits there and the task isn't started.

    Any ideas on what can go wrong? Thanks for your help!

    Additional info:

    - Trigger is: On Idle.

    - The task is run as SYSTEM and Hidden, configured for windows 10.

    - Checked for processes preventing computer ot go idle with Powercfg /requests.

    - Run with highest privileges is off.

    - Start only if idle for: 1 minute.

    - Wait for idle for: Do not wait:

    - Stop if the computer ceases to be idle: On

    - Restart if the idle state resumes: On

    - Start the task only if the power is on: Off
     
    Jadministrator, Oct 26, 2018
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  4. Scheduled Task To Run On Idle Triggers Way Too Soon

    Window's Task Scheduler Not Running

    Hi,

    To assist you better, kindly provide us more details by answering the following questions:

    • Have you tried recreating the task? If so, are you getting the same issue?
    • Have you tried creating a new task?
    Meanwhile, we suggest that you ensure that the Task Scheduler is running. You can verify if the service is running by following these steps:

    • Press Windows key + R on your keyboard.
    • Type services.msc and hit Enter.
    • Under Services (Local), make sure that the Task Scheduler service's status is
      Started or Enabled.
    Should you need further assistance, feel free to get back to us.
     
    Monica Cam, Oct 26, 2018
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