"Office Subscription Maintenance" Scheduled Task on Windows 7

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Office\Office Subscription Maintenance" on my Windows 7 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Office\Office Subscription Maintenance" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of Microsoft Office software installation.

You will see "\Microsoft\Office\Office Subscription Maintenance" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: Office Subscription Maintenance
Path: \Microsoft\Office
Description: Task used to ensure that the Microsoft Office Subscription 
   licensing is current.
Actions: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\vfs\ProgramFilesCommonx86
   \Microsoft Shared\OFFICE15\OLicenseHeartbeat.exe
Triggers: At 2:35 PM every day
Conditions: 
History: 
   ...
   Information 2:25:59 Task completed
   Information 2:25:59 Action completed
   Information 2:25:52 Created Task Process
   Information 2:25:52 Action Started
   Information 2:25:52 Task Started
   Information 2:25:52 Task Engine received message to start task
   Information 2:25:52 Task triggered on scheduler
   ...

Program file information about "OLicenseHeartbeat.exe":

File name: olicenseheartbeat.exe
File path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\vfs\ProgramFilesCommonX86
   \Microsoft Shared\OFFICE15\olicenseheartbeat.exe
File size: 1163560 bytes
Last modified time: 11/1/2016 5:23:00 AM
File description: Office Subscription Licensing Heartbeat
File version: 15.0.4881.1000
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"OLicenseHeartbeat.exe", as part of Microsoft Office, is scheduled to run every day to check for subscription license.

It is recommended to keep "\Microsoft\Office\Office Subscription Maintenance" enabled as a scheduled task.

 

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