MultipleInstancesPolicy (settingsType) Element
Specifies the policy that defines how the Task Scheduler deals with multiple instances of the task.
<xs:element name="MultipleInstancesPolicy" type="multipleInstancesPolicyType" />
The MultipleInstancesPolicy element is defined by the multipleInstancesPolicyType simple type.
Contains the settings that the Task Scheduler uses to perform the task.
For C++ development, see MultipleInstances Property of ITaskSettings.
For script development, see TaskSettings.MultipleInstances.
This element is restricted to the following values.
- Parallel: Starts a new instance while an existing instance is running.
- Queue: Starts a new instance of task after all other instances of the task are complete.
- IgnoreNew: Default. Does not start a new instance if an existing instance of the task is running.
- StopExisting: Stops an existing instance of the task before it starts a new instance.
The following XML defines a settings element that allows multiple instances of the task to run in parallel.
Minimum supported client
Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]