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    how to trigger a script to run at a certain time
    « on: January 17, 2006, 07:28:34 PM »
    Hi,

    I've got a question here. I have a visual basic script that does a thing i want it to on my XP Pro machine. Is there a way of controlling the execution of the script like 2 minutes after a user is logged onto the computer.

    Thank you in advance and look forward to hearing from you

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    Re: how to trigger a script to run at a certain ti
    « Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 05:52:22 AM »
    You might try putting a shortcut to your script in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder. That should kick off your script at startup no matter who logs on.

    For the two minute warning, try using a WScript.Sleep 120000 statement at the beginning of your script. You may have to adjust the time parameter (milliseconds). Many factors affect the Windows startup.

    Hope this is helpful. 8-)
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      Re: how to trigger a script to run at a certain ti
      « Reply #2 on: January 19, 2006, 07:37:49 PM »
      Great, that works. Thank you, Sidewinder