Setup Cron Job In Windows Using Wamp/Xampp Server?

You have to follow below some very simple steps to run cron file in windows system.


1. Create a cron.php file (the code you want to execute at a regular interval)


2. Create a CRON.BAT file, copy and past the below code in the file
D:\xampp\php\php.exe  D:\xampp\htdocs\Application\cron.php


The path I have written is according to my xampp and cron.php file, update the path of files according to your system directory


3. To schedule a task

Click on start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Scheduled Tasks

Or you can go directly
Control Panel > Scheduled Tasks

Right click in the folder
New > Schedule Task

Give appropriate name to the Task.
In the RUN text field… Type the complete path of the CRON.BAT file

in my case it is

Set the schedule of the job, you can use advanced button if required.

I hope this all will help you. Please leave your comment if you face any issue in setup cron job in windows 🙂

8 thoughts on “Setup Cron Job In Windows Using Wamp/Xampp Server?”

  1. Its really great.
    But one issue is here:
    If I want it for certain time interval like every 5 minutes , then Schedule Task not supported. kindly help me regarding this.

    1. Gopal..Sorry for late response.
      But you can set the scheduler that will run in every five minutes.
      There is setting under ‘Advance Setting’ TAB,that can be set/save according to your time.

  2. For those who don’t want the console to pop up, run the cron as a VBScript


    Set WshShell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
    WshShell.Run chr(34) & “\\Path\\To\\Cron.Bat” & Chr(34), 0
    Set WshShell = Nothing

    Save the following code as Cron.vbs, and set that up in you’re task scheduler.

    I run this very script to scan my downloads folder for *.TORRENT files and move them over the network to my Transmission torrent client.

    Hope this helps.

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