Windows Task Scheduler Kill Brow Scheduling

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IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are running your Windows Task Scheduler as a Domain Administrator, please ensure that C:\taskscheduler folder has permissions for this user.

 

The example below is assuming you are running PBTask.exe to run some of your nightly features.

In my example, the PBTASK.CMD will take 1 hour, the PATHWAY.CMD task will take 1 hour, and the KILLBROW.CMD will only take 10 seconds.

The kill brow command closes on a system level the file <brow.exe> should someone be left in the software looks like this :    taskkill /IM brow.exe /F

You can see what I’m talking about if you do a search for computer management, and then shared folders and then open files.

The way I would schedule this would look like this:

 

1AM do a KILLBROW.CMD in Windows Task Scheduler

 

Inside of Power Broker, the PBTASK events like Pack Active, Pack Archive, Fix Corrupted, and End of Day Processing would all be set for 1:10AM

1:05AM do a PBTASK.CMD in Windows Explorer.

2:30AM do another KILLBROW.CMD in Windows Task Scheduler

2:35AM do a PATHWAYTASK.cmd in Windows Task Scheduler

4AM do another KILLBROW.CMD that would close any files left over.

 

The Tech Support document on our page explains the Windows Task Scheduler portion:
https://power-broker.com/faq/windows-task-scheduler/

 

On your Server, you would make a folder called C:\TaskScheduler

Inside you will have three .cmd files:

killbrow.cmd

Pbtask.cmd

Pathwaytask.cmd

 

The killbrow.cmd will have this:
taskkill /IM brow.exe /F

 

The Pbtask.cmd will have this but with your own mapped drives and server/share names:

echo running pbtask %date% %time% >>C:\taskscheduler\Scheduler.txt

net use Q: \\Zyserv9\dataq /persistent:no
q:
cd bro
q:\bro\pbtask.exe

echo running pbtask %date% %time% >>C:\taskscheduler\Scheduler.txt

**The top and bottom lines of this code will give you an entry if Windows Task Scheduler has started and finished.  The results will look like this:

 

The Pathwaytask.cmd will have this but with your own mapped drives and server/share names:

echo running pathway %date% %time% >>C:\taskscheduler\scheduler.txt

net use Q: \\Zyserv9\dataq /persistent:no
q:
cd bro
q:\bro\pathwaytask.exe

echo running pathway %date% %time% >>C:\taskscheduler\scheduler.txt

**The top and bottom lines of this code will give you an entry if Windows Task Scheduler has started and finished.  See example above.

 

Your Windows Task Scheduler will have 5 tasks:

KillBrow

PBTask

KillBrow2

Pathwaytask

KillBrow3

 

 

If you have any questions regarding the information above, please contact:  techsupport@power-broker.com