Scheduled downloads in Offline Explorer Pro (OEP)

Steve K.
03/29/2006 07:00 am

I run Win98SE & I am wondering how OEP`s scheduled-download feature works.

Specifically, does it need the Microsoft Windows SchedulingAgent and/or the Microsoft Windows TaskMonitor to be running in the background?

I ask because I have disabled these Windows items from launching since I do not use them directly. (I have an old PC that can only handle a limited amount of RAM.)

When I do schedule programs, I use a more powerful utility that`s always running anyways because it can do much more in addition to running scheduled tasks: KeyText.

But with this configuration, OEP`s daily scheduled downloads have not been working -- even after I configured KeyText to launch the OEP .exe everyday, shortly before my OEP projects are scheduled to begin downloading.

Please let me know if I need to re-enable Microsoft`s SchedulingAgent and/or TaskMonitor or if there is another problem. I am curious to know how OEP`s scheduling system works.

Steve K.
Oleg Chernavin
03/29/2006 07:00 am
Dear Steve K.,

Offline Explorer uses internal scheduler and it doesn`t require any external scheduling program. In previous versions there was a bug and scheduling started only two minutes after Offline Explorer runs. 2.4 or later version should be run 1 minute in advance before the first scheduled Project starts.

Also, you can use command line to start desired Projects. You can read more about it in the Help file.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin.
MetaProducts Software corp.