"ConfigNotification" Scheduled Task on Windows 8

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsBackup\ConfigNotification" on my Windows 8 computer?

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A

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

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

Name: ConfigNotification
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\WindowsBackup
Description: This scheduled task notifies the user that Windows Backup has not been configured.
Actions: %systemroot%\System32\sdclt.exe /CONFIGNOTIFICATION
Triggers: At 10:00 AM every day
History: 
   Information 10:00:00 Task completed
   Information 10:00:00 Action completed
   Information 10:00:00 Action started
   Information 10:00:00 Task started
   Information 10:00:00 Created task process
   ...

Programe file information about "sdclt.exe":

File name: sdclt.exe
File path: C:\Windows\System32\sdclt.exe
File size: 1210368 bytes
Last modified time: 7/25/2012 11:08:42 PM
File description: Microsoftr Windows Backup
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"sdclt.exe" is scheduled to run once a day.

It is recommented to keep "\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsBackup\ConfigNotification" enabled as a scheduled task.

 

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