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" already exists. Do you want to replace… Read more

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 is as follows: “In… Read more

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, click Refresh. After you click OK to… Read more

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… Read more

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 a scheduled… Read more

TSK: Task Scheduler Service

TASK SCHEDULER SERVICE Description:  The Task Scheduler service enables you to perform automated tasks on a computer.  With this service, you can schedule any program to run at any time or when a specific event occurs.  The Task Scheduler monitors the time or event criteria that you choose and then executes the task when those… Read more

TSK: Task Scheduler Security

TASK SCHEDULER SECURITY Description:  Task Scheduler is automatically installed with the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 family, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 operating systems and is started each time the operating system is started. It can be run through the Task Scheduler graphical user interface or the AT.EXE command. With the Task Scheduler you can: Create… Read more

TSK: Scheduled Task Runs, but Fails

SCHEDULED TASK RUNS BUT FAILS Description:  Task Scheduler is automatically installed with the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 family, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 operating systems and is started each time the operating system is started. It can be run through the Task Scheduler graphical user interface or the AT.EXE command. With the Task Scheduler you… Read more

TSK: Scheduled Task does not Run

SCHEDULED TASK DOES NOT RUN Description:  Task Scheduler is automatically installed with the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 family, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 operating systems and is started each time the operating system is started. It can be run through the Task Scheduler graphical user interface or the AT.EXE command. With the Task Scheduler you… Read more

TSK: Task Scheduler Group Policies

TASK SCHEDULER GROUP POLICIES Description:  Task Scheduler is automatically installed with the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 family, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 operating systems and is started each time the operating system is started. It can be run through the Task Scheduler graphical user interface or the AT.EXE command. With the Task Scheduler you can:… Read more