Task Scheduler

The Task Scheduler component allows you to perform automated tasks on a chosen computer. With this service, you can schedule a batch file, program, or document to run at a time that is convenient for you or when a specific event occurs. Task Scheduler monitors the time or event criteria you choose and then executes the task when those criteria are met.

You can also perform the tasks in the following list:

  • Create work items (currently the only work item available are tasks).
  • Schedule a task to run at a specific time or when a specific event occurs.
  • Change the schedule for a task.
  • Customize how tasks run.
  • Stop a scheduled task.

If included, Task Scheduler is started each time the operating system is started. It can be run from the Task Scheduler graphical user interface or through the Task Scheduler API, described in the SDK.


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