Yes, sadly I’m still using Windows 2003 task scheduler. I needed to set up a job for the last day of the month. Some brilliant blog shows how to do it the DOS Command Prompt, something like this:
schtasks /create /tn MonthlyExtractLD /sc MONTHLY /M * /mo LASTDAY /ru "xxx\yyyy" /rp zzzzz /tr "C:\program files\if s applications\data transformation services\DTS Executor.exe /JOB E:\MyDir\MyApp\Monthly_Extracts.XML" SUCCESS: The scheduled task "MonthlyExtractLD" has successfully been created.
Note: I had to do a “Run as” to get the command prompt to even work and avoid an error stating that I had to specify a system name. I was using domain account, not local account.
Then when I went to the GUI version, it simply showed 31 as the day of the month. So, just guessing here, I could have saved all that tedious typing and trial and error of the DOS Command Line and just entered 31 in the GUI to start with… DUH!
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