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Settings tab allows choosing how a simultaneous execution of the same Task is handled. Depending on triggering parameters and Task execution specifics, it may happen that an earlier executed instance of the Task is still running (or even only queued) when another instance is being launched.

When configuring Task's multiple instance handling, a careful consideration has to be taken on whether its structure allows for running of parallel instances or only sequential instance execution can work.

It is also possible to set Task working folder. The parameter will be used for path specification for all Actions that do not explicitly point to particular location. Task maximum run time specifies the amount of time after which the Task will be forcefully terminated.

Task startup folder Task working folder which will be used as a default path if not specified otherwise. Note that during Task execution the current folder can be changed by using Change Current Folder Action. If startup folder does not exist, the Warning Event 2208 will be shown.
Concurrency policy Define behavior of running and newly executed Task instances—select how new instance of already running (or queued) Task will be handled. Depending on Task architecture, user can choose one of the following Task execution scenarios:
  • Run Task in parallel · A new instance of Task is executed in parallel with already running Task.
  • Do not start the new Task · The new Task instance is not started.
  • Stop existing Task and start the new instance · The Task already in execution is stopped and a new instance is started.
  • Stop existing Task and do not start the new instance · The Task already in execution is stopped and the new Task instance is not started.
  • Queue a new Task instance until existing task finishes · The new instance of Task is placed into a queue and awaits completion of already running Task before being executed.
Stop instances that run longer than Set the maximum time limit for running an instance of the Task. Usually, the Task is stopped only when its currently performed Action completes.
Time unitsTime units selectionDefine and set a time frame in any given preferred format—be it milliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours, or days.
BrowseBrowse buttonUse Browse to select a particular file or folder on local disk, network share on LAN (local area network), etc.


  • The value specified as Task startup folder parameter can be retrieved from any Action within the Task by using Task startup folder value from Task Properties group of Internal category in Variable Wizard.

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