My goal here was originally to query the time of my server backups across all servers in the data-center.
According to the help provided and by running the command line “schtasks /Query /?” we get the following as one of the available switches:
Notice the ease of “ooh” just type in /TN taskname and voila! So my full command you would think would be:
schtasks /Query /S ServerName /TN Microsoft-Windows-WindowsBackup
We get a vague “ERROR: The system cannot find the path specified.” Say what 0_o????
So here is the part where we spend way too much time trying to find the solution to this STUPID problem.
Taking a guess from the error message I decided to put in the full path after the /TN switch, I mean Microsoft would not be so idiotic to actually make me type in the entire path for each task just to search it right ??
WRONG! They would….. /facepalm ../wrist ../FAIL
schtasks /Query /S ServerName /TN MicrosoftWindowsBackupMicrosoft-Windows-WindowsBackup
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft-Windows-WindowsBackup 2/3/2012 5:00:00 AM Ready
So lets just put that one into the books in my new ever growing IT FAIL library.
Now lets try that on a Linux box:
ssh user@box crontab -l |grep -i TheTask
BLA BLA BLA