Few days ago, for one of our PHP / MySQL project, we were needed to run two php scripts at every minute. We usually develop/deploy our projects in LAMP environment, where we use crontab for our scheduled tasks. But our client have wanted us to run the system in Windows. So we have chosen XAMPP. To run our two php scripts every 1 & 2 minute, we thought of developing a simple tool for windows which would run at background and execute those two php scripts. Fortunately we have found about schtasks, a native scheduler in Windows to run scheduled task smoothly in command prompt.
There are bunch of articles and softwares available online to achieve this. So instead of writing another tutorial, I am sharing the available tutorials which I have used often when I needed.
Here are the links:
Make your own bootable Windows 7 Flash Drive
- Recommended: http://kmwoley.com/blog/?p=345
- Without using any additional software: http://maketecheasier.com/boot-and-install-windows-7-from-usb-flash-drive/2009/01/23
- With Microsoft provided software: http://store.microsoft.com/help/iso-tool]http://store.microsoft.com/help/iso-tool (only 2.6 MB)
- Using 3rd party software: http://maketecheasier.com/updated-boot-and-install-windows-7-from-usb-flash-drive/2009/09/ (only 6.7 MB)
Make bootable Ubuntu using Flash Drive
Actually this is very much easy, and same for all distro. all are free n opensource.
I hope it helps, if you need any help, let me know.