"BackgroundConfigSurveyor" Scheduled Task on Windows 8

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\PerfTrack\BackgroundConfigSurveyor" on my Windows 8 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Windows\PerfTrack\BackgroundConfigSurveyor" is a scheduled task on Windows 8 system added as part of Windows installation.

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

Name: BackgroundConfigSurveyor
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\PerfTrack
Description: Performance Tracing Idle Task: Background configuration surveyor
Actions: Custom handler
Triggers: At 3:00 AM every day
History:
   Information 3:24:00 Task completed
   Information 8:00:48 Action completed
   Information 8:00:48 Action started
   Information 8:00:48 Task started
   Information 8:00:48 Created task process
   ...

"BackgroundConfigSurveyor" is scheduled to run every day.

It is recommented to keep "\Microsoft\Windows\PerfTrack\BackgroundConfigSurveyor" enabled as a scheduled task.

 

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