I will eventually have more than one Moodle running on my server, so whatever I choose to use has to account for that
I'm on windows server 2016, php 7.2 and IIS 10
I have tried to set up the cron as a scheduled task. - now I've read the bit that says avoid using a browser to run the cron and that I should disable that, so that put me off using the wget option.
So I've been trying the other - as per https://docs.moodle.org/35/en/Cron_with_Windows_OS
c:\php\php-win.exe -f c:\moodle\admin\cli\cron.php adjusted to be appropriate to my server.
It fails every time so I tried running the log file output and all it says in the log file is
off c:\php\php-win.exe -f c:\moodle\admin\cli\cron.php
what is that trying to tell me, I don't understand.
I can actually get the wget version as a batch file to run as a scheduled task, but then I can't tell if it has actually worked because on the moodle site it only says
The cli/cron.php maintenance script has not been run for at least 24 hours - which is correct because I can't make that one work at all.
Am I safe or is it insecure using the wget?