"SR" Scheduled Task on Windows 7

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\SystemRestore\SR" on my Windows 7 computer?

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A

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

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

Name: SR
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\SystemRestore
Description: This task creates regular system protection points.
Actions: %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation
Triggers: At 12:00 AM every day 
History: 
   Information 11:21:41 Task completed
   Information 11:21:41 Action completed
   Information 11:06:07 Action Started
   Information 11:06:07 Task Started
   ...

Program file information about "srrstr.dll":

File name: srrstr.dll
File path: C:\windows\system32\srrstr.dll
File size: 270848 bytes
Last modified time: 11/20/2010 10:25:06 PM
File description: Microsoftr Windows System Protection Configuration Library
File version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"srrstr.dll" is scheduled to run every day.

It is recommended to keep "\Microsoft\Windows\SystemRestore\SR" enabled as a scheduled task.

 

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