WinOS Task Automation
(including Batch File)
Chloe, Kai Sin Kok
April 27, 2011
Due by 5.4.2011
What is Task Automation?
Task automation is a program that will allow you to write scripts and macros, along with automate a majority of your common repetitive tasks on the computer without being told what to do and when to do it, besides the first time.
Why is it useful?
Task automation can help save people and companies time.
It also can help eliminates human error by not requiring you to manually repeat the task.
In a business setting, repetitive tasks can be automated to allow the employees to focus on tasks that require more creativity.
By automating tasks to run at a certain time, an individual does not need to be on the machine or connected to the network for tasks to run.
Use of weekly or monthly backups gives a sense of security that your data is safe without having to manually back it up.
What are Batch (.bat) Files?
A text file containing a series of commands executed by the command prompt.
Created in Notepad or any other ANCII text editor with the file name extension .bat or .cmd.
They are called batch files because the file bundles or packages a set of commands into a single file to be run instead of presenting each command one at a time to the system .
What are Batch (.bat) Files Used For?
They are used to automate a sequence of commands once the batch file executes.
Batch files are not used as much anymore due to the graphic user interfaces on programs such as Task Scheduler causing those programs to be easier to use and understand.
Matt Kempfert – Kempfemm@uwec.edu
Chloe Kai Sin Kok – email@example.com
Adam Kreft – Kreftaj@uwec.edu