Job and Task Scheduling
All versions of Windows have built-in job scheduling systems, designed to run scheduled tasks at predetermined times. Unfortunately, the native system administration tools do not provide an easy way for administrators to view or manage remotely scheduled jobs. Hyena overcomes this limitation by providing easy access to any scheduled job on any Windows server or workstation.
Hyena's job scheduling functions support:
- Viewing all scheduled jobs on one or more computers at the same time.
- Automatic detection of remote computer job scheduling interface: AT or Windows Task Scheduler.
- Adding, modifying, or deleting scheduled jobs. New jobs can be scheduled for immediate execution, or for any valid day-of-week or day-of-month combination.
- Scheduling a job to run on multiple computers at the same time, with logging options and customisable job intervals.
Hyena includes support for both the older Windows 'AT' job scheduling system, as well as the newer Task Scheduler that is integrated into IE 5.0 and Windows 2000 and later. Hyena provides direct access to the Task Scheduler job properties for any remote computer, including creating new tasks.
Hyena also includes important job cloning (copying) capabilities for Task Scheduler tasks. One or more "reference tasks" can be copied from a selected source computer to any number of destination (target) computers, complete with logging and automatic job internal spacing.