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Installing Task Scheduler Enables AT-Scheduled Tasks


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Symptoms

After you install the Task Scheduler component, scheduled tasks may appear in the Scheduled Tasks folder.

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Cause

When you install the Task Scheduler component, tasks that you previously scheduled using the AT command are copied to the Scheduled Tasks folder, even if the Schedule service is disabled.

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Resolution

If the Scheduled Tasks folder contains tasks that you do not want to run on a regular basis, disable or remove the tasks, or disable Task Scheduler.

To disable a task in the Scheduled Tasks folder, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Scheduled Tasks.
  2. Right-click the task you want to disable, and then click Properties.
  3. On the Task tab, click the "Enabled (scheduled task runs at specified time)" check box to clear it, and then click OK.
  4. On the File menu, click Close.
To remove a task from the Scheduled Tasks folder, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Scheduled Tasks.
  2. Right-click the task you want to remove, click Delete, and then click Yes.
  3. On the File menu, click Close.
To disable Task Scheduler, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Scheduled Tasks.
  2. On the Advanced menu, click Stop Using Task Scheduler.
  3. On the File menu, click Close.
NOTE: Stopping the Task Scheduler service disables adding new tasks with the AT command. Stopping the Task Scheduler service does not prevent scheduled tasks from starting or prevent you from adding new scheduled tasks using Task Scheduler.

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More information

The Task Scheduler component replaces the Schedule service with the Task Scheduler service. Uninstalling the Task Scheduler component does not restore the Schedule service.

For information about the Schedule service in Windows NT, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type "schedule" (without quotation marks), and then click Display.

Task Scheduler is an Internet Explorer component that you can install after Internet Explorer is installed by using the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

For additional information about how to add or remove Internet Explorer components, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
171229� How to Add and Remove Internet Explorer Components

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Article Info
Article ID : 176424
Revision : 4
Created on : 11/1/2006
Published on : 11/1/2006
Exists online : False
Views : 198