Windows Scheduler and IDLE Conditions

There is a nice doc from Microsoft regarding Idle Conditions: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa383561(v=vs.85).aspx

Useful to understand why you schedule is not running!

Creating a Task, on Conditions Tab you will find these options:

“Start the task only if the computer is idle for”: This means that the “Idle Condition” should me true for the time specified.

“Wait for Idle for”: If the idle timer (first option) is not met when the task is first triggered, the task will wait for the time specified before aborting the attempt.

Task_IdleCondition

On example this means the task will not start if the computer is not idle for at least one minute within an hour of the scheduled trigger.

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