I, like many users, will add an event in Task Scheduler to defrag my hard disks at periodic intervals. While it is configured to retry for a max amount of time and run only if the computer has been idle for awhile, it would still be possible that I leave RSS running while protecting my system. Since events in Task Scheduler will run at the scheduled time or under the appropriate conditions, they may run while System Safe is active. For some scheduled events, it is trivial that they might be running while the host is being virtualized. However, some events will be superfluous. For example, the scheduled defrag of my hard disks would be meaningless and a waste of CPU cycles, data bus bandwidth, and disk thrashing while System Safe mode was active. No, I don't want to go to manually runs of the defragger for when I happened to remember it. Yes, repeated defrags may not move much but then they don't run long, either, so impact is minimal. I currently setup defrags to occure bi-monthly, wait for the host to be idle for 20 minutes, retry for up to 1 hour, and run around 2AM in the morning. Alas, I'm on my computer even into the night and morning. This means that the defrag probably won't be running bi-monthly but that's okay since if it ever manages to run something in, say, 6 months then I'm still happy. Yet I need to ensure that this scheduled event does NOT run when RSS' System Safe mode is active. It would be a waste of time to defrag the virtualized disk. So I'd like to use a command-line program to test if System Mode is enabled and, if not, then run the program, like defrag. I could use this in a batch file to test if System Safe was active; if so, exit the batch file. Similary, I don't want to be running image backups (using Acronis TrueImage) while System Safe mode is active. I want all those changes to get tossed when the host gets rebooted, not to end up in my image backups. ATI has its own scheduler so I cannot use a command-line test tool with RSS; however, I've found a means of running a defined task in ATI using the command line that would suffice - but I'd still need a means of testing if System Safe mode was on or off. In scheduled events (Task Scheduler or in the app's own scheduler) are the following: - Disk defrag. - CCleaner. - Disk Cleanup Wizard (Windows). There might be others that I'm not thinking of right now. These should NOT run when RSS' System Safe mode is on. I *do* want these scheduled events to run because I certainly don't want to use some popup reminders telling *me* to manually execute these tasks. Obviously automation is a handy and almost intrinsic function of computers. Yet there are times when such automation should be blocked or altered. Without a means to test when System Safe is on or off, users have to means to define when to run their automated tasks and when not to.