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  • Blog Post: Task Scheduler "A task or folder with this name already exists"

    Hello AskPerf! Blake here with a quick blog to discuss an issue I’ve seen more frequently over the past few months. Here is the Scenario: When you try and create a new Scheduled Task via the command line (schtasks.exe), the following error appears: "WARNING: The task name " PERFTEST "...
  • Blog Post: Help! My Scheduled Task does not run…

    Good morning/afternoon/evening AskPerf! Blake here with a post I’ve been meaning to write/publish for a year or so now. Here in on the Performance Team, we support a wide range of technologies, with Task Scheduler being one of them. More often than not, the number one Scheduled Task issue we encounter...
  • 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: 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: 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...