This page allows you to manage and configure the system's scheduled tasks. System tasks are temporary tasks created dynamically by the system to ensure its correct internal functionality. You are not allowed to create new tasks in this list.
The Site drop-down list at the top is used for selecting a site. If a particular website is chosen, a list of site-specific tasks scheduled for the given site will be displayed in the grid below. Selecting the (Global) option allows you to work with tasks that are not related to a specific site. When editing scheduled tasks from CMS Desk, the drop-down list is not available and only tasks of the current site can be edited.
Next to the site selection drop-down list, you can find the following two buttons that may be used to manage the selected site's timer:
•Restart timer - restarts the scheduling timer. This button is only available if the scheduler is configured to use the internal timer using the CMSUseAutomaticScheduler web.config key.
•Run ASAP - immediately executes all tasks that are ready to be executed.
The list of scheduled tasks shows the Task name, Last Run time, Next Run time, Last Result, Server name (if you are using a web farm), the number of task Executions and whether or not the task is currently Enabled.
The Refresh action updates the information displayed below in the list of tasks. Clicking Reset executions clears the execution counter for all tasks and starts it again from 0.
The three action icons on the left of each task serve the following purpose:
• Edit - allows the properties of the task (e.g. its execution interval) to be modified.
• Delete - removes the scheduled task.
• Execute - immediately runs the task. When a task is executed manually, the scheduled time of its next execution is automatically moved forward according to the scheduling interval.
If a icon is displayed in the Actions column, it indicates that the task should be executed by the Windows service, but was not executed for a long period of time. This typically happens when the service is not running and notifies you about the fact that it should be started in order for these task to be executed.
After clicking the icon in the header of the Actions column, a context menu is displayed, offering options for export of listed data to various types of files.
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