ExecutionTimeLimit (settingsType) Element

Amount of time allowed to complete the task.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 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=106886. A value of PT0S will enable the task to run indefinitely.

<xs:element name="ExecutionTimeLimit"

The ExecutionTimeLimit element is defined by the settingsType complex type.

Parent element

ElementDerived fromDescription
Settings settingsType

Contains the settings that the Task Scheduler uses to perform the task.


For C++ development, see ExecutionTimeLimit Property of ITaskSettings.

For script development, see TaskSettings.ExecutionTimeLimit.


Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]

See also

Task Scheduler Schema Elements