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Defining Conditions

The Conditions tab displays different conditions for running tasks and allows you to define settings for these conditions. If you do not specify condition settings, designated defaults will be applied to the task. Conditions on this page are optional unless you have selected the On Idle trigger type. If you have selected this trigger type, you must configure Idle settings as described in this section.

To configure task conditions, click the Conditions tab and configure the desired options as described in Table below.

Conditions Tab Options

IdleGroups all conditions related to idle that affect the starting of the task.
Start The Task Only If The Computer Is Idle ForConfigures the task to start only if the computer has been idle for a certain amount of time.
Wait For IdleEnabled only by selecting the Start Only If Computer Is Idle For option; configures how long to wait for the idle condition to be satisfied.
Options in the list include Indefinitely, 1 Minute, 5 Minutes, 10 Minutes, 15 Minutes, 30 Minutes, 1 Hour, and 2 Hours.
Default value: 30 Minutes
You can also enter other values using the following formats:
	<ss> s[econds]

	<mm>[:<ss>] m[inutes]

	<hh>[:<mm>:<ss>] h[ours]
Stop If The Computer Ceases To Be IdleConfigures the task to stop if the computer ceases to be idle.
Default value: Selected
Restart If The Idle State ResumesEnabled only by selecting the Stop If Computer Ceases To Be Idle option. Configures the task to restart if the computer re-enters the idle state.
Default value: Cleared
Start The Task Only If The Computer Is On AC PowerConfigures the task to start only if the computer is on AC power and not on battery power.
Default value: Cleared
Stop If The Computer Switches To Battery PowerConfigures the task to stop if the computer switches to battery power.
Default value: Cleared
Wake The Computer To Run This TaskSpecifies that the computer should be brought out of hibernation or standby to run this task.
Default value: Cleared
Start Only If The Following Network Connection Is AvailableSets a condition to run the task only if a specific named network connection is available or if any network connection is available when the task's trigger is activated.
Default value: Cleared
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