How to Open a URL on Schedule Using Task Scheduler

Do have a website or web page that you open daily at a certain time or when you start the computer? If that’s the case, why not use Task Scheduler to launch a URL at scheduled time?

Recently, I found my self in a situation where I have to open a web page at a certain time almost every day. Sure, I can create a reminder with Cortana and open the web page manually. However, why go the long way when you can open a web page on schedule using Task Scheduler?

Considering how easy it is to use Task Scheduler, it is a breeze to open a website using Task Scheduler. So, if you are ever in a situation where you need to open a website on schedule then try using Task Scheduler with below steps.

Open URL using Task Scheduler

  1. Search for Task Scheduler in the start menu and open it.
  2. In the Task Scheduler, click on “Create basic task“.
    Task scheduler create basic task
  3. Name the task and click on the “Next” button.
    Task scheduler name the task
  4. Select when do you want the task to start and click “Next“. In my case, I want to run the task daily, so I’ve selected “Daily“. If you want to start the task as soon as you start the computer then select either “When I log on” or “When the computer starts”.
    Task scheduler select daily
  5. Choose the schedule and recurring behavior. If you want to run the schedule every day, make sure that the “Recur every day” field is set to “1“.
    Task scheduler select date and time
  6. Select “Start a program” and click “Next“.
    Task scheduler select start a program
  7. Click on the “Browse” button and select your browser. In my case, I’m selecting Chrome.
    Task scheduler select program
  8. Add webpage address in the “Add arguments” field and click “Next“.
    Task scheduler add web address as argument
  9. Verify your configuration and click “Finish“.
    Task scheduler verify the task configuration

That is it. You’ve successfully scheduled a web page to launch at the time you need with Task Scheduler. To verify if the scheduled task is working properly, right-click on the schedule and select “Run“. Task Scheduler will automatically open the target webpage in the browser of your choice.

Task scheduler task created

If you didn’t name your task properly the first time, it can be a little tricky to change it after the fact. However, it’s easy. Here’s how to rename scheduled task in Windows.

Hope that helps.

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