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  • How to assign a custom task to an event that has not yet occured


    What is my problem ? I would like to configure my machines by creating a
    custom task who would send a message or start an application (not determined
    yet) when a hardware error event, like SMART error, occurs on the machine.

    I have followed the instructions from the pages :
    but I can get what I want because you always have to refer to an event that
    has already occured on the machine.
    It is confusing because you can read on technet : "it can be used to
    automatically notify a support professional when a critical event—for
    example, a potential hard drive failure—occurs on a client machine" but how
    do you do that ?
    The events I want to be alerted about are hardware failure so they have
    never occured before but I would like to be able to create the tasks.

    Can, please, someone help me on this ?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: How to assign a custom task to an event that has not yet occured

    What a cool feature.
    What you want is in the Technet article, around Figure 3 in the middle of the page.
    In the new Task Scheduler, triggers can be further customized to fine tune when tasks will launch and how often they will run. An administrator can add a delay to a trigger, or set up a task to repeat at regular intervals after the trigger has occurred. Administrators can also set limits on tasks, indicating that the task must stop running after a given period of time. Activation and expiration dates can also be specified.

    Figure 3 illustrates the controls available for creating and customizing triggers using the Create New Trigger dialog. This dialog can be used to set up a new trigger or customize an event trigger created by the Task Scheduler Wizard.
    Figure 3 itself will show you the dialog you use.

    So basically you have to come out of Event Viewer and go into Scheduled Tasks
    I don't know anything about (you or your) computers.
    Research/test for yourself when listening to free advice.