The following is a brief tutorial that makes possible to automate the execution a python script with the Windows Task Scheduler (Windows 7, 8 and 10).
Open the Task Scheduler and click on the Task Scheduler Library to see the current tasks that are executed. Click on the
Create Task option from the
Task scheduler library.
In the General tab, put the name of your new task and click on the option
Run whether user is logged on or not, check the option
Run with highest privileges and make sure to setup the appropriate version of you OS.
In the Actions tab, click on the
New button and type in the following:
In Program/Scripts you need to look up for the
Python.exe path that the Task Scheduler will invoke to run the python script. In my case, my
Python.exe path was:
In Add arguments (optional) you need to type the name of your python script. In my case, the path was:
In Start in (optional) you need to type the path of the file but without the name of the python script, that is:
Click on the
Triggers tab and select how often you want to execute this task.
Lastly, test your task to see if it truly works by selecting it from the Task Scheduler Library and doing click on the
Hope this helps to anyone who is interested to know how to automate simple Python scripts :)