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CREATING TASKS FOR OTHER OS VERSIONS (WINDOWS VISTA +)
Description: Creating Scheduled Tasks in Vista and Server 2008 has been vastly improved over Windows 2000/2003/XP. Task Scheduler overall is now more reliable, more scalable, and much easier to use than previous Windows versions. The new Task Scheduler provides significant improvements in the following areas:
In addition to these improvements, Task Scheduler also allows for the creation of backwards-compatible Tasks that are compatible with Windows Server 2003, Windows XP and Windows 2000.
Scoping the Issue: There are two ways to create tasks in Windows Vista and later operating systems:
To create a new task using the Create Basic Task Wizard, follow these steps:
To create a new task manually, follow these steps:
By default, all tasks are configured for Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. You can create a task that is compatible with Windows Server 2003, Windows XP or Windows 2000 by selecting the option in the drop down box
Data Gathering: In all instances, collecting either MPS Reports with the General, Internet and Networking, Business Networks and Server Components diagnostics, or a Performance-oriented MSDT manifest must be done.
Troubleshooting / Resolution: If you are experiencing issues creating backwards-compatible tasks, there are several steps that you can take: