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How to check and set Task Scheduler Log options and path using a script


Author: Nirmal Sharma MVP

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Summary

The following knowledgebase will explain the methods you can use to check the Task Scheduler Log options and path on local and remote computer.

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To check on local computer:

You can use the following methods:

  1. Connecting to Remote Registry Service
  2. Using a script

The first method is easy but includes a lot of efforts. You can navigate to the following location in registry after connecting to remote registry:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SchedulingAgent

The above registry key includes the following values in right pane:

��� LogPath������ REG_EXPAND_SZ��� %SystemRoot%\SchedLgU.Txt
��� TasksFolder REG_EXPAND_SZ��� %SystemRoot%\Tasks

To check on a Remote Computer:

You can use the below script to check the LogPath and Tasks Folder on a remote computer:

@echo off

Srvlist=C:\Temp\Srvlist.txt

Echo Computer Name, Log Path, Tasks Folder >> Result.csv

SET Log_Path=
SET Task_Fold=

For /F �Tokens=*� %%a In (%srvlist%) Do (

Set Comp_name=%%a

Set RegQry=�\\%%a\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\ShcedulingAgent�

REG.exe Query %RegQry% > CheckCC.txt

Find /i "LogPath" < CheckCC.txt > StringCheck.txt

FOR /f �Tokens=3� %%b in (CheckCC.txt) DO SET Log_Path=%%b

Find /i �TasksFolder� < CheckCC.txt > StringCheck.txt

FOR /f �Tokens=3� %%b in (CheckCC.txt) DO SET Task_Fold=%%b

Echo %Comp_name, %Log_Path%, %Task_Fold% >> Result.csv

)

The above script will check remote computer for two registry entries for Log Path and Tasks Folder and the results will be saved in a CSV format file.

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Article Info
Article ID : 556022
Revision : 1
Created on : 9/26/2007
Published on : 9/26/2007
Exists online : False
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