In today's article I am going to cover some of Task Scheduler's advanced features: creating advanced tasks, setting up their triggers, actions and security options. They are really powerful when you want to be in control of your system and the tasks it is running. Be prepared for a large range of choices which allow you to set up every possible detail related to scheduled tasks.
How to work with the Task Scheduler in Windows 7 or Windows 8.
In this guide you will learn how to run a task on demand, how to end, disable, import, export and delete an existing task. To make things clearer, I will also share usage examples, so that you can make the best of this powerful tool - the Task Scheduler.
The Task Scheduler is a very complex tool, with lots of columns, buttons and options. In this guide I will share the basics about browsing the library of active tasks, so that you learn more about them, what they do, when they are triggered, etc. This way you can see what kind of tasks are defined by your installed programs or by other users of your Windows PC or device.
The Task Scheduler allows you to create all kinds of automated tasks in Windows. You can schedule a program to run at a specific time interval, a message to be displayed when something happens and so on. You can do just about anything with it. The only limit is your imagination. To get you started, we created this guide on how to use the basic task wizard in the Task Scheduler. Here's how it works:
If you’ve spent any time looking at Windows 8’s Defender interface, you’ve likely noticed that it doesn’t include any options for scheduling a scan. While Windows Defender provides most of it’s protection in real-time, if you’re like us, you’ll want a back-up scan occurring regularly. Though the user interface does in fact omit a simple way to schedule a scan, this option exists within the Windows 8 Task Scheduler. Read on and we’ll show you how to get the job done.
Do you need to frequently run applications which require administrative permissions, but each time you run them, you have to go through a UAC (User Account Control) prompt? If that's the case, well... there are several solutions (some more complex than others) which allow you to run these programs without the UAC prompts and without turning off UAC. In this article we will demonstrate a solution that uses the Task Scheduler.