Scheduled tasks and cron jobs in Windows


There are two alternative ways to start creating a Moodle cron process in Windows administration systems.

Cron Moodle Package

Use the Moodle Cron package. The easiest way is to use this little package MoodleCron-Setup.exe which does just that by simply installing a small CRON Connect service. It works, forget about it! 🙂

You just need to run disable cron from the admin line (under “Site Usage Security” → “Settings” → “Site Security”), enable this usage.

Wget Or Php Scheduled Task

If you prefer to use Windows’ built-in scheduler ad hoc, or if you’re having trouble with the Windows moodle cron package, you can use wget for Windows or php from the command line and set up an actual scheduled task. Just follow these steps:

    • Select either php.exe/php-win.exe (the sections are binaryx commands), or wget
The file php.exe or php-win.binary exe php La version (for 5 and later) will be installed in your perl folder (eg c:\php) and will prompt you more attractive performance when running a cron script.
If you want to use stream wget, the Wget compiled version for Windows from Native ports of GNU win32 (, from Heiko’s wget page for Windows (herold http://xoomer /hherold/) Puype bart’s wget spreadsheet for Windows ( /~bpuype/ wget/ ). If you are using the Heiko package, all .DLL files will be copied to your C:\Windows\system32 directory. Copy the wget.exe file to c:\windows (Wget will always find it in the search) path.
  • Set up a scheduled task.
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    – Start Panel >> Scheduled Configuration Tasks >> >> Add Scheduled Task.
    – Click “Next” to start the wizard:
    – You click “Browse…” johnson and go to c:\php\php.exe or c:\windows\wget. And exe click “Open”
    – Enter the name As “moodle cron” for the drag selection and “Daily” as the brand. Click Next.
    – Set the time to “12:00”, start the exercise “Daily” and you willTake today’s date as the start date. Click Next.
    – enter the username and password of the user under which it is likely to be executed (sometimes the task does not have to be a privileged account). Make sure you are entering the correct password. Click Next.
    – Check the box next to “Open more for a property when I click done” then click “done”.
    – In the new dialog box, enter “Run” in the following field: text

    In Microsoft Windows cron job features are called scheduled jobs. They can be added through the Windows Task Scheduler interface, by installing PowerShell, or by using schtasks.exe. Running a task at a specific time or on recurring dates is still one of the common administrative tasks in all operating systems.

    c:\windows\wget.exe -q -O NUL .php 


    c:\php\php-win.exe -fc:\moodle\admin\cli\cron. Replace php

    with “c:\moodle”. path to directory or moodle to directory “” with the name of your site.

    – Click on the “Planning” tab and then on the “Advanced…” button.
    – Check the box “Repeat and task” “All:” to help you in 3 minutes, and “To:” to enable “Duration” and enter “23” hours and “59” minutes.
    – Click “OK” and the person is ready.

– Go to Start >> Control Panel >> Scheduled Tasks >> Add Scheduled Task. – Enter “Moodle Cron” as the task name and select “Daily” to view the schedule. Click next. – Select “00:00” as the start time, run the “Daily” task, and/or select today’s date as the start date.

NOTE. If you’re using the wget version, be sure to pay for the cron options so that the cron service is considered “web oriented”, as allowed.

  • Probelieve your scheduled task. You can check if a scheduled task is running successfully by clicking on the task, right clicking it, and selecting Run. If everything is set up correctly, you’ll probably see a DOS admin window briefly when accessing wget/php, the cron page starts up, and then disappears again. When you see that particular task folder that you’re scheduled to update on, you’ll see that the “Last (in work”” column of the specific folder view) reflects the current second, and the result’s last glow shows “0x0” (either was fine). If the two are different, you need to check the configuration again.
  • Record cron output. You might want to document the output of the zero cron vbulletin when it runs, in case people see that the backup job fails, doesn’t complete, doesn’t complete, or maybe users had delays on the web to receive emails from the forum. To do this, the command can be configured so that the exe registers and creation into a named file (for example, c:\moodle\admin\cron.log). Here is an example php.exe command:
c:\php\php.exe -f c:\moodle\admin\cron.php > c:\moodle\admin\cron.log

If you’re having trouble writing any cron.php normal output to a text file with the above command, read this post by Ignaki from Arenaza for another way to document cron output.

Almost another method for sure is to create a small batch document on your server that does almost all the work organized and tasked by calling this file. Here is an example of a batch file containing Cron output one in a file. Keeps and deletes old files older than a few days.

@echo disabled
set phppath="C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\v5.3\php.exe"
set cronpath="C:\moodle\moodle-test\wwwroot\admin\cli\cron.php"
set logpath="D:\moodle\moodle-test\cronlogs"

%phppath% -f %cronpath% >> %logpath%\%date:~10.4%%date:~4.2%%date:~7.2%.log

Forfiles /P %logpath% /S /M *.log /D -5 /C "cmd /c del /q @path"

=cron Install Environment 10/xampp

The windows job Xampp cron works with a task scheduler. Using wget or MoodleCron is tricky and downright dangerous. Use the line:

c:\php\php.exe -fc:\moodle\admin\cron.php > c:\moodle\admin\cron.log

in the action dialog box or make sure the ideal time is set correctly.

The Microsoft windows options are called cron jobs. They can be added via Windows UI, Task Scheduler using PowerShell or with schtasks from .exe.A

Confirm your work plan. After you dig out your work, make sure it is properly planned.
Check your permissions.
Check if your cron job is running by looking for a run attempt in the system log.

Setting the scheduled time and date is a common administrative task on most operating systems. On Linux, this is done using the cron device. The Microsoft Windows equivalent of cron is considered a scheduled task.

Each scheduled task is specifically scheduled by the Task Scheduler. This application has been available since Windows NT 4.0 and is known as Task Scheduler 1.0. Available task scheduler since version 2. on 0 systems (modern Windows Server 2019, Windows 2016, ten etc.).

How To Add Quality Setting To Tasks

If your company wants to know if this works, you can do something like sudo systemctl status cron or playstation aux | chron grep. It all depends on the syslog configuration. Some distributions/unixes report everything, others dump almost everything in a file.

There are several ways to add continuous tasks in Windows.

The next three methods require you and your family to be logged in with an administrator account. Make sure you have access to the administrative account when using permissions.enii!

Use Task Scheduler

  • Click Start and type Task Scheduler.
  • or you are working with Win+R and type taskschd.Msc
  • If you don’t have administrator rights, you need to go to Win+R and type Taskschd

    runs /user:$admin.any msc

    Crontab can fail for a variety of reasons: Any script you try to run with your crontab has problems, cannot run, or has restrictions. The way you are trying to run the script is probably wrong. With crontab, you’re usually trying to run both a file and a file that doesn’t have an extension.

    In case the following will open the management console (mmc)

    The one Microsoft is opening now is a magician. You can specify when to run the detailed application.

    1.On the first screen, enter your name and a description of your Cron Job.
    2. On this second special screen, select *Trigger*. A trigger is an awesome event that triggers a specific task.

  • You choose between

  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Once
  • When computer type starts Que (before login)
  • When I register an event
  • When saving an object
  • On certain action tabs, you can specify which validation should be performed. Specify the course in the .exe or .bat directory and click Next.
  • 4. On the last screen, you will seeFind all information about the job. Click *Done* to create the task.

    The new authorized task will be activated automatically. Can it be fired when the next specified action is reached.

    Using the hasline tool schtasks.exe

    You can also integrate new scheduled tasks with the command line. close, This is if you already have a disk file that you want to automate. For more information about complex dynamic task definitions, or for the general public, use the following PowerShell method.

    One of the most common causes of a crontab job not working correctly is that the cron job has failed.Run in the user’s investment environment. When the script is executed manually, the form of the environment variable in the form of PATH may differ from that which is executed from cron.

    Then wait for the cron job to run and start looking for the error in /var/log/messages (or /var/log/user.log on some systems). This is ideal for error messages that may be as little as 1-2 lines, such as “yourrcronjob: command not found”. It additionally uses your gift syslog infrastructure (log rotation, centralized syslog, Splunk, etc.)