Executing test scripts via Windows Tasks (Scheduler)

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Overview

Test scripts can be executed via Windows tasks, but the following requirements must be met. How to set up a task in Windows is explained in many places on the internet, so this article does not cover that part. (A decent article explaining setting up tasks is How to Automatically Run Programs and Set Reminders With the Windows Task Scheduler , and here is Microsoft’s take on it: Using the Task Scheduler .)

General requirements

(Also see Automation on Windows for more details.)

Requirements for Windows 7 and 10

Run only if logged on

The task setting “Run only if user is logged on” must be enabled: