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How to run, edit, and delete a task using Task Scheduler GUI (taskschd.msc)

Task Scheduler enables you to automatically perform routine tasks on a chosen computer. Task Scheduler does this by monitoring whatever criteria you choose. This is referred to as “triggers” and then executing the tasks when those criteria are met. You can use the Task Scheduler to execute tasks such as starting an application, sending an email message, etc. Tasks can be scheduled to execute in response to these events, or triggers.  Here are some related articles on Windows Task Scheduler: How to create an advanced scheduled task on Windows Server with Windows Task Scheduler, how to export and import scheduled tasks on Windows Server with the Task scheduler and PowerShell, how to automate Windows Update with PowerShell and Task Scheduler, and how to create a scheduled task with Windows Admin Center.

Before proceeding with the steps to run, edit and delete a scheduled task via the graphical user interface. Once you have a task created as via the GUI as shown in the above link, you can use these steps to view, exit, or run the task.

– Launch the Task Scheduler as shown below or search for task scheduler from the search window and open it.

This will open up the task scheduler program as shown below

Expand the Task Scheduler Library branch. Select the task on the right pane of the window (if you have a folder created for your tasks, select it in this step)

To run a task, perform the following steps below, Right-click on the task and select run
– Or under “Selected Item”, click on run as shown below

To edit or modify a task, perform the following steps below
– Right-click it and select the Properties options.
– Or select Properties under “Selected Items” as shown below.

This will open the properties windows as shown below. You can work through the following tasks and modify. Note on Windows Server 2019, you will be required to enter your administrative credential in order to complete the task modification.

To delete a task, perform the following steps below. Right-click on the task and select the Delete option

For how to run, edit and delete scheduled tasks via the command line, see the following link.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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