Configuring the job scheduler for Cognos® Transformer on Windows

Rather than store administrative credentials in a script, you can add them to the job properties of the IBM® Cognos® Transformer to enable scheduled tasks on Microsoft Windows.

About this task

Finish configuring the job scheduler to run the Transformer periodically by adding the Windows Administrator credentials to the MetricsCubeDailyRefresh scheduler job.


  1. Click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools and click Task Scheduler.
  2. In the navigation tree, click Task Scheduler Library.
  3. In the list of scheduled tasks, click MetricsCubeDailyRefresh to view its properties.
  4. In the MetricsCubeDailyRefresh Properties window, open the General tab and click the Change User or Group button.
  5. In the Select user or group dialog box, type administrator in the Enter the object name to select field, and then click the Check Names button.

    The Task Scheduler compiles a list accounts with administrative access on this Windows server.

  6. When the Task Scheduler dialog box prompts to Enter the user account information to run this task, select the Windows Administrator user name that will be associated with the MetricsCubeDailyRefresh task, and type the password associated with that account; then click OK.

    The selected administrator account now has the authority to run the MetricsCubeDailyRefresh task.

  7. Click OK to save the change and close the MetricsCubeDailyRefresh Properties window.
  8. Repeat these steps on the scheduled task MetricsCubeWeeklyRebuild.
  9. Close the Task Scheduler.