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Offline W3DRM

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I have been running Task Scheduler to handle both my NWS-Alerts and River page routines for years without any issues. Both quit working on 1/27/2023 yet I've made no changes to any of the routines. The only possibility is that Windows 10 did an update on 1/26/2023. It was KB4023057: Update for Windows Update Service components and both tasks ran fine afterwards until around mid-morning on Jan 27th.

Here is what I am seeing: when I start-up my computer or manually start the tasks, both the NWS-Alerts and River routines are kicked-off correctly, via separate tasks, and the logs show a successful launch and completion of both tasks. The data they handle is also updated as expected. Each of them are set to run every 5-minutes indefinitely. Now, all I see is the initial start and completion of the tasks but nothing afterwards. As I mentioned, I can manually trigger each of them and they run just fine without error. Neither of them will automatically repeat.

I must be missing something here but not sure what that could be. Any suggestions or pointers would be appreciated.
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Re: NWS Alerts - Task Scheduler won't repeat scheduled tasks - no changes made
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2023, 07:49:20 AM »
I had been running dozens of tasks with Windows Task Scheduler for years when it started failing, for no apparent reason. Upon posting the issue, a couple of forum members suggested using the free version of System Scheduler from Splinterware (https://www.splinterware.com/products/scheduler.html). It has been running all my tasks flawlessly for many months now and I've found it more user friendly. I'm running Win 11 and I think the other forum users that advised me were using Win 10 and or 7.

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Re: NWS Alerts - Task Scheduler won't repeat scheduled tasks - no changes made
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2023, 08:05:17 AM »
A big thumbs-up to System Scheduler.  Very reliable and not susceptible to anything Windows Update does.

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Re: NWS Alerts - Task Scheduler won't repeat scheduled tasks - no changes made
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2023, 09:13:58 AM »
Same here - big thumbs up for System Scheduler  [tup] I've been running it for years without any problems.

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Re: NWS Alerts - Task Scheduler won't repeat scheduled tasks - no changes made
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2023, 01:08:41 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion! I have downloaded the FREE version Splinterware's System Scheduler and it is working perfectly (so far). I would still like to understand why Task Scheduler stopped working since it had worked perfectly for me for many years without any issues.
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Re: NWS Alerts - Task Scheduler won't repeat scheduled tasks - no changes made
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2023, 02:42:28 PM »
One more thing about System Scheduler is that it will automatically restart on a system reboot. The install routines put a startup command in the Task Manager's Startup list. Additionally, System Scheduler does not have an option to run something every 5 minutes but you can imitate that easily using the hourly schedule and then entering the exact minutes you want things to run.

It's a very nice package and easy to setup. There are also logfiles that capture all events so you can review them to see if there have been any issues.
Don - W3DRM - Emmett, Idaho --- Blitzortung ID: 808 (temporarily off-line) --- FlightRadar24 ID: F-KBOI7
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