Scheduling Updates Windows

Scheduling on Windows Platforms

The schedule updates page allows administrators to specify regular update times for collections. The interface should be familiar to users of the built-in Windows schedule tasks tool, and tasks created using the schedule updates page will also be available through the standard Windows scheduled tasks interface. Note that care is required when scheduling updates to ensure that simultaneous updates to several collections do not cause excessive load on the search server.


When scheduling an update, an administrator enters:

  1. A collection to update.
  2. A valid Windows username and password (required by Windows). This needs to be an account who can schedule tasks on the server, so in practice it's often a local machine account rather than a domain account.
  3. A schedule type: either daily, weekly or monthly.
  • Daily schedule specifies that the update should run every day, and requires no additional parameters.
  • Weekly schedule specifies that the update should run on a weekly basis, and also requires one or more days to be specified.
  • Monthly schedule specifies that the update should run on a monthly basis, and also requires a day of the month to be specified. Care should be taken when specifying a day of the month: days such as "31" do not occur in all months, and scheduled updates will not run for months which do not contain the day specified.
  1. A time to update the collection at, either AM or PM (AM by default). Time is of the format HH:MM.

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