multipleInstancesPolicyType Simple Type

Defines the instance policy constants for the MultipleInstancesPolicy (settingsType) element.

<xs:simpleType name="multipleInstancesPolicyType">
    <xs:restriction
        base="string"
    >
        <xs:enumeration
            value="Parallel"
         />
        <xs:enumeration
            value="Queue"
         />
        <xs:enumeration
            value="IgnoreNew"
         />
        <xs:enumeration
            value="StopExisting"
         />
    </xs:restriction>
</xs:simpleType>

Enumeration values

The multipleInstancesPolicyType simple type defines the following values.

ValueDescription
Parallel

Starts new instance while an existing instance is running.

Queue

Starts new instance of task after all other instances of the task are complete.

IgnoreNew

Default. Does not start new instance if an existing instance of the task is running.

StopExisting

Stops an existing instance of the task before it starts new instance.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]

See also

Task Scheduler Schema Simple Types
Task Scheduler

 

 

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