Delay (logonTriggerType) Element

Amount of time between when the user logs on and when the task is started. The format for this string is PnYnMnDTnHnMnS, where nY is the number of years, nM is the number of months, nD is the number of days, 'T' is the date/time separator, nH is the number of hours, nM is the number of minutes, and nS is the number of seconds (for example, PT5M specifies 5 minutes and P1M4DT2H5M specifies one month, four days, two hours, and five minutes). For more information about the duration type, see

<xs:element name="Delay"

The Delay element is defined by the logonTriggerType complex type.

Parent element

ElementDerived fromDescription
LogonTrigger logonTriggerType

Specifies a trigger that starts a task when a user logs on.


For scripting development, the logon trigger delay is specified using the LogonTrigger.Delay property.

For C++ development, the user identifier for the logon trigger is specified using the ILogonTrigger::Delay property.


Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]

See also

Task Scheduler Schema Elements
Task Scheduler