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Start Task Scheduler

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

You can start the Task Scheduler MMC snap-in by using a single command from the command line or by using the Windows interface. Task Scheduler can also be started by double-clicking the Taskschd.msc file in the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder.

To Run Task Scheduler using the Windows interface

  1. Click the Start button.

  2. Click Control Panel .

  3. Click System and Maintenance .

  4. Click Administrative Tools .

  5. Double-click Task Scheduler .

To Run Task Scheduler from the Command Line

  1. Open a command prompt. To open a command prompt, click Start , click All Programs , click Accessories , and then click Command Prompt .

  2. At the command prompt, type Taskschd.msc .

The Schtasks.exe command line tool enables a user to complete many of the same operations that they can complete using the Task Scheduler MMC snap-in. This tool enables a user to create, delete, query, change, run, and end scheduled tasks on a local or remote computer. This tool is located in the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder. Type Schtasks.exe /? from a command prompt window to view the help for the tool.