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kaaaaaazzuu1
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Which license do I need to set scheduled task

Hi,

 

I created a PAD task and I'd like to schedule to execute this task every 4hours.

I heard that I need a license to do that and went to the pricing page.

Then, I found out the plans are so complicating for me.

 

Do I need an unattended add-on to do that?

I don't understand clearly the difference between unattended and attended. 

 

Thank you,

 

 

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Running a scheduled process on a PC you are currently logged into is attended RPA.  Having the cloud flow log in to a different PC is unattended RPA.  So for that you would need the unattended Add-on.



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Pstork1
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To do a scheduled desktop flow you would need to start the flow from a cloud flow.  That requires the Per Flow with RPA license.  You only need the unattended add-on if you want to do it on another workstation while you are not logged in.  If you are logged in and the desktop isn't locked you can start the flow using a cloud flow as an attended desktop flow. 



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Hi @Pstork1 ,

 

Thank you for your reply.

You mean I need just "Per user plan with attended RPA" plan?

I will use another PC so the automation can log in and occupy one PC.

 

Thank you,

Running a scheduled process on a PC you are currently logged into is attended RPA.  Having the cloud flow log in to a different PC is unattended RPA.  So for that you would need the unattended Add-on.



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Hello,

You do not actually need a license to schedule flows. The solution is to create a new flow which will run forever and that flow will schedule your actual flow, see this working example: https://power.automate.gallery/schedule-flows-using-power-automate-desktop 

Pstork1
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Have you tried this recently? I suspect it will no longer work since Microsoft tightened down concurrent desktop runs in a recent release of Power Automate Desktop. In the current version you can only run one desktop flow at a time, unless you are running on a server OS.



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Yes, I tried it yesterday with version 2.20.00133.22123. It is working. The new limit seems to be that you cannot start multiple concurrent flows, but a flow can start another flow without problems.

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