Sometimes just firing a reminder isn't enough–you need it to open an application so you don't miss it the reminder.
You can do this with a Meeting Request.
- Create the meeting request with yourself as the attendee.
- Choose online meeting using Windows Media Services, check Automatically start Windows Media with Reminder.
- Add a file path to open templates or documents, Web URLs to open your browser.
- Send it.
When the appointed time for the reminder arrives, the file opens if you use "always open this file" or pops up the downloaded file Open/Save dialog.
Published November 7, 2003. Last updated on May 16, 2011.