How to Schedule Tasks from Command Line Windows 10/11

How to schedule a reboot or shutdown daily at a certain time using command line.  Applies to Windows 10/11

Below is an example of scheduling a shut down of a computer, daily at 6PM.

schtasks /create /sc daily /tn ShutdownAt6PM /tr “shutdown -s -f -t 2” /st 18:00 /NP

schtasks, command to schedule tasks.  the AT command that used to be with earlier versions of Windows has been deprecated

/create, To create a new task

/sc, to schedule frequency.  like once or daily.

/tn, name of the task.  this is a description

/tr, this is the command to schedule like “Shutdown -s -f -t 2”. -s to shutdown, -f to force shutdown, -t 2 to delay by 2 seconds.  The -s can be replaced by -r to reboot instead of shutdown.

/st, this is the time to execute the command.

/NP to run the schedule account on the Windows computers regardless whether the user is logged in or not.

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