There are a already couple threads on this already. They lead me to a solution to my problem which is running an ATI task even when my Vista Ultimate machine is in "sleep" mode. So thanks for that! However, I found some of the information to be incorrect (like file locations and the task detail). Perhaps this was due to other versions of Vista? Don't known. Anyway, this may save someone else some time: 1) Create your Acronis backup task as usual. (mine happens to be a full archive to the Secure Zone under version 10.0 build 4942) 2) Start Vista Task Scheduler, exand and highlight "Windows" and then on right choose "Create Task" 3) Give the new task a reasonable name and description 4) Set the user to "SYSTEM" and check "Run with highest priviledges" 5) Choose the "Triggers" tab and set your schedule. Make sure the task is listed as "enabled" 6) Click the "Actions tab 7) Fill in "Program/script:" box with this: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\TrueImage\TrueImageService.exe" (note: you NEED the " " quotes!) Fill in the "Add arguments (optional): box with this: /script:C:\ProgramData\Acronis\TrueImage\Scripts\yourscriptnamehere.tib.tis (note: put YOUR script name in, and the extension is .tib.tis... NO " " quotes on this one though) 9) Choose the "Conditions" tab and be sure to check the "Wake the computer to run this task" option! 10) Save the task and then right-click it to test manually. Once tested, go back and set any other options you may want. Probably a good idea to test one more time after any changes. I tested mine by setting a trigger time 10 minutes into the future, putting my Vista machine to "sleep" and waiting. The task started at the designated time, completed, and the machine went back to "sleep" mode. Pretty cool! As an extra step you can open Acronis the do a "Validate" the backups you just ran via the Task Scheduler.