Restore Scheduled Tasks

Recently, one of our workstations used for automated reports refresh “died”. OS stopped to load after reboot.

Fortunately, all necessary stuff were copied to backup.

We used “Self-Service BI for poor” approach on that machine. Excel + Vbscripts, scheduled in Windows Task Scheduler.

It’s typical task was to handle following simplified schema

  • Run Excel
  • Open workbook
  • RefreshAll (Power Query connections + Data Model)
  • Save workbook
  • Kill Excel

Repeat for all reports scheduled in Task Manager.