"RemoteAssistanceTask" Scheduled Task on Windows 7

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\RemoteAssistance\RemoteAssistanceTask" on my Windows 7 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Windows\RemoteAssistance\RemoteAssistanceTask" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of Windows installation.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\RemoteAssistance\RemoteAssistanceTask" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: RemoteAssistanceTask
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\RemoteAssistance
Description: Checks group policy for changes relevant to Remote Assistance
Actions: %windir%\system32\RAServer.exe /offerraupdate
Triggers: When the task is created or modified
History:
   Information 3:47:59 Task completed
   Information 3:47:59 Action completed
   Information 3:47:42 Action Started
   Information 3:47:42 Task Started
   Information 3:47:42 Task triggered on event
   ...

Program file information about "RAServer.exe":

File name: RAServer.exe
File path: C:\Windows\system32\RAServer.exe
File size: 125952 bytes
Last modified time: 7/13/2009 9:39:28 PM
File description: Windows Remote Assistance COM Server
File version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"RAServer.exe" is scheduled to run.

It is recommended to keep "\Microsoft\Windows\RemoteAssistance\RemoteAssistanceTask" enabled as a scheduled task.

 

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