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I am unable to trace how to schedule my Windows Service to run at specific intervals:(

I want it to run every Tuesday and Friday at 3 pm...
Need some help regarding how to achieve this functionality..


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What you probably want, can easily be accomplished using the Task Scheduler API[^]

You can use something like this A New Task Scheduler Class Library for .NET[^] to develop your solution in c# or just import the COM interfaces yourself.

The really easy solution is to use the tools included with windows[^].

Another benefit is that your solution no longer needs to be implemented as a service :) - it will be executed under the scheduler service, and will run even if there is no currently logged on user.

Espen Harlinn
Sandeep Mewara 14-Feb-11 8:01am
Good answer! 5+
Espen Harlinn 14-Feb-11 10:04am
Thanks Sandeep!
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 14-Feb-11 11:14am
Yes, good answer, my 5.
Only I'm not sure one can use that "tools included with windows" with Windows Service. I though this is to schedule regular application (this is what I did), is it not?
Espen Harlinn 14-Feb-11 14:18pm
Thanks SAKryukov, btw: you are right - the scheduling service runs regular applications, but you do not need an interactive logged on session.

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