Sunday, February 19, 2012

Schedule Task - shortcut creation

Schedule Task - shortcut creation

Lot of times we use schedule tasks to schedule QTP or Selenium(Webdriver) scripts through ANT. In order to open Schedule Tasks page, need to navigate to control panel and select the schedule task icon.

I was trying to create a shortcut, by using right click but not successful.

Later I came to know that by updating the windows register system will automatically generate the Schedule task shortcut on the desktop.

Follow below steps to update the registry contents.

1. Command prompt, type regedit, this will open Registry editor.
2. Always take backup of the current registry by File-Export to restore any undesired changed.
3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace
4. Create new key with this value {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF} as shown in the below screen shot.

5. Exit the Registry editor (No restart required)
6. On the Desktop refresh (F5)
7. You can notice new Schedule task icon as shown below


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