Scheduled Sync Fails upon workstation reboot RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am currently using SyncToy 2.0 to synchronize a network share to the local drive on a Windows XP workstation which is continually powered on. The synchronization is performed by the workstation during the early morning hours when the server is not used by having the workstation's Windows Scheduler call the SyncToy operation.


    This technique works as long as the user account which setup the scheduler is logged in. However, if the power fails and the workstation reboots upon the return of power, or if the workstation is otherwise rebooted (eg Windows critical updates), the scheduler will not run since the workstation boot stops at the Windows Logon Screen awaiting a login.


    Is there a way to allow the scheduled sync to run under these circumstances when no user is logged on?






    Friday, January 9, 2009 6:36 PM

All replies

  • I am pretty sure you can do this on Vista, but not so sure about XP. If you have the scheduled task run such that it runs under the system account, then it may be possible to schedule it when no one is logged on. Can you look around in the task setting to see if that is available?


    Monday, January 12, 2009 6:20 PM