The Task Scheduler allows you to create all kinds of automated tasks in Windows. You can schedule a program to run at a specific time interval, a message to be displayed when something happens and so on. You can schedule just about anything with it. The only limit is your imagination. To get you started, we created this guide on how to use the basic task wizard in the Task Scheduler. Here's how it works:
In our previous tutorials about the Task Scheduler we showed you how to create scheduled tasks and how to manage them. However, there is one subject that we didn't cover yet. That is how to rename a task that's already created and scheduled. While it may seem a trivial action to some, things are not as simple as they appear to be. Let's see why, and how we can change that:
Do you need to frequently run applications which require administrative permissions but, each time you run them, you have to go through the UAC (User Account Control) prompt? If that's the case, there are several solutions to bypass these prompts, some more complex than others. They allow you to run these programs without going through UAC prompts and without turning off UAC. In this article we will demonstrate a quick and simple solution that works in all cases and it involves using the Task Scheduler.
In today's article I am going to cover some of Task Scheduler's advanced features: creating advanced tasks, setting up their triggers, actions and security options. They are really powerful when you want to be in control of your system and the tasks it is running. Be prepared for a large range of choices which allow you to set up every possible detail related to scheduled tasks.
In this guide you will learn how to run a task on demand, how to end, disable, import, export and delete an existing task. To make things clearer, I will also share usage examples, so that you can make the best of this powerful tool - the Task Scheduler.
The Task Scheduler is a very complex tool, with lots of columns, buttons and options. In this guide I will share the basics about browsing the library of active tasks, so that you learn more about them, what they do, when they are triggered, etc. This way you can see what kind of tasks are defined by your installed programs or by other users of your Windows PC or device.
If you’ve spent any time looking at Windows 8’s Defender interface, you’ve likely noticed that it doesn’t include any options for scheduling a scan. While Windows Defender provides most of it’s protection in real-time, if you’re like us, you’ll want a back-up scan occurring regularly. Though the user interface does in fact omit a simple way to schedule a scan, this option exists within the Windows 8 Task Scheduler. Read on and we’ll show you how to get the job done.