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  • Blog Post: The [The selected task “{0}” no longer exists…] issue

    Good morning AskPerf! Over the past couple of years, our customers have opened Support Cases and created forum posts on the following error when opening Task Scheduler on Windows 7 clients and Windows 2008 R2 Servers: The selected task “{0}” no longer exists. To see the current tasks,...
  • Blog Post: Task Scheduler Changes in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 – Part Three

    Good Morning AskPerf!  Today we’re going to wrap up our series on Task Scheduler Changes in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  If you haven’t read my previous posts on Task Scheduler, I highly recommend reading those first.  The two posts are: Task Scheduler Changes in Windows Vista...
  • Blog Post: TSK: Task Scheduler Security

    TASK SCHEDULER SECURITY Description: Task Scheduler is automatically installed with the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 family, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 operating systems and is started each time the operating system is started. It can be run through the Task Scheduler graphical user interface...
  • Blog Post: Task Scheduler Changes in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 – Part One

    Today we are looking at a couple of new changes/additions to the Task Scheduler service in Windows Vista and Server 2008.  As an overview, the Task Scheduler service provides controlled, unattended management of task execution, launched either on a schedule or in response to events or system state...
  • Blog Post: Task Scheduler Error “A specified logon session does not exist”

    Good morning AskPerf! Kapil Patry here from the Microsoft Platforms Support Team. I am blogging today about an issue I recently worked. This particular issue dealt with the creation of a task using Task Scheduler on a Windows 2008 R2 Server (can occur on Windows 7 as well). When I attempted to create...
  • Blog Post: TSK: Task Scheduler Group Policies

    TASK SCHEDULER GROUP POLICIES Description: Task Scheduler is automatically installed with the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 family, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 operating systems and is started each time the operating system is started. It can be run through the Task Scheduler graphical user...
  • Blog Post: Task Scheduler Changes in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 – Part Two

    Hey there!  Blake here with my long overdue post (I know, I’m sorry!) on the new Task Scheduler for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  In Part One , we discussed the new User Interface, Triggers and Task Conditions.  Today we’re going to discuss Flexible Actions and Triggers, Security...
  • Blog Post: TSK: Creating Tasks for Other OS Versions (Windows Vista+)

    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...
  • Blog Post: TSK: Task Scheduler Service

    TASK SCHEDULER SERVICE Description: The Task Scheduler service enables you to perform automated tasks on a computer. With this service, you can schedule any program to run at any time or when a specific event occurs. The Task Scheduler monitors the time or event criteria that you choose and then...
  • Blog Post: TSK: Scheduled Task Runs, but Fails

    SCHEDULED TASK RUNS BUT FAILS Description: Task Scheduler is automatically installed with the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 family, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 operating systems and is started each time the operating system is started. It can be run through the Task Scheduler graphical user...
  • Blog Post: What’s New in Task Scheduler for Windows 8 & Server 2012

    Hello AskPerf! This is going to be a quick blog post to alert you to some of the changes in Windows 8 and Server 2012 as it relates to Task Scheduler. Most of these changes are a welcome addition like using PowerShell to manage Task Scheduler . There were however, some features removed that could affect...
  • Blog Post: TSK: Scheduled Task does not Run

    SCHEDULED TASK DOES NOT RUN Description: Task Scheduler is automatically installed with the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 family, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 operating systems and is started each time the operating system is started. It can be run through the Task Scheduler graphical user...