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Nofication of missed tasks by Email
Scheduled tasks - Notification

 8:28 pm on Feb 8, 2002 (gmt 0)


Have scheduled some tasks to run on Win 2000 everyday at regular intervals.

I just want to know if there is any way for me to get an Email Notification when the task fails to run.

All I find is "Notify me of missed tasks" in the Advanced Menu on the scheduled tasks screen. This is not of much use to me because I am not sitting closer to the Machine where I set the scheduled tasks. I would prefer to get an email instead.

Please help me out.



 2:10 am on Feb 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

We're not ignoring you kalyani, honest!! Apparently no one has any experience in this area... I run W2K Pro and the help section associated with the task scheduler doesn't describe any options for notification but the server version may be more sophisticated.

There's a fairly active W2K forum here [winnetmag.com], perhaps you'd be willing to try your question there. Just don't forget to stop back in and see us!!! :) :)


 2:25 am on Feb 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

This might be a real cure hack, but since there is no others it might work...

If your process allows it, drop a file at the end of it... or encapsulate the event within a batch file, and let the batch file drop the file. something like:

process1.bat or .cmd
rem event one
systime > process1.ok

and so on...
Then after each process, you can run an other batch file that looks to see if the file exists, and if it does NOT exists sends you a message using sendmail...

Hey... you didn't say it had to be pretty...

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