Track Scheduled Tasks with schtasks.exe on Windows 8

Q

How to track and maintain scheduled tasks on Windows 8? I want to keep a record of what scheduled tasks are configured on my computer.

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A

If you want to get a list of all scheduled tasks on your Windows 8 system and save it to a file, you can use the wmic.exe program as described in this tutorial:

1. Start a command line window

2. Run the following command.

C:\fyicenter>schtasks /v /query > \fyicenter\scheduled-tasks.txt

3. Open \fyicenter\scheduled-tasks.txt in Notepad. You see a list of startup programs recorded in the file, as shown in the example below:

Folder: \
TaskName                      Status Author    Task To Run                                       
============================= ====== ========= ==================================================
Adobe Flash Player Updater    Ready  Adobe Sys C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpda
GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore   Ready  N/A       C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.
GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA     Ready  N/A       C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.
PCDEventLauncher              Ready  PC-Doctor "C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\sessioncheck
PCDoctorBackgroundMonitorTask Ready  PC-Doctor "C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\uaclauncher.
SystemToolsDailyTest          Ready  PC-Doctor "uaclauncher.exe" -silentenumeration -st SystemToo
...                                

Keep this file scheduled-tasks.txt in a safe place, so that you can compare it at a later time to see if there are any new scheduled tasks are added in your system.

 

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