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In Brief

A utility for running programs on a schedule.

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Product Categories:
  • NetWare
  • Functional Categories:
  • Batch File
  • Scheduling
  • Posted:6 Apr 2005
    File Size:392KB
    License:Free
    Download:/coolsolutions/tools/downloads/runevery.zip
    Publisher:Bryan Keadle

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    Details

    ZENworks is great for force running programs on a schedule. However, for those environments that don't have ZENworks, use RUNEVERY in your login scripts/administration batch files to run a program on a periodic basis, either by workstation or by user.

    So, for example, say you need to run something only once a day, per workstation, upon login (subsequent logins that day would not execute the command):

    RUNEVERY DAY WS MIN NOWAIT QUIET / DAILYADMIN.CMD

    Or, you need to run UserProfileCleanup.exe weekly, per user, upon login, and wait for the program to finish before continuing:

    RUNEVERY WEEK USER MIN WAIT QUIET / UserProfileCleanup.exe

    Or, you need to run MonthlyMaintenance for every workstation on the 1st of each month:

    RUNEVERY MONTH WS MIN NOWAIT QUIET / MonthlyMaitenance.cmd

    Even for environments that DO have ZENworks (like mine), this is still a useful, easy-to-use utility for those "quick" remedies, despite the much more advanced capabilities ZENworks provides.

    SYNTAX: RUNEVERY (FREQUENCY) (OPTIONS) / (Program name) (Parameters)
    (FREQUENCY) = MON, TUE, WED, THUR, FRI, SAT, SUN, DAY, WEEK, MONTH, YEAR, 1ST
    (OPTIONS) = USER, WS, MIN, HIDDEN, NOWAIT, and/or QUIET

    **NOTE:
    "/" is required to delimit between RUNEVERY options and the Program and parameters entry

    Option Defaults are:
    DAY
    HKLM registry flag (WS)
    WAIT for program to finish before continuing
    Run in Normal Window
    with BoxText info (not QUIET)

    Hold down SHIFT key and press OK to view/manage the Registry flag entries.

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