Guide: How to Create Scheduled Tasks on Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10

In this guide we will show you how to use windows task scheduler, so you can create, edit and delete automated routines on your Windows 10.

Have you ever thought that you can schedule a variety of tasks in Windows 10?

What is a scheduled task in Windows 10?

A scheduled task is an automation of a different process that would otherwise have to be done manually.

In Windows 10, many different tasks are already automated and scheduled, such as operating system updates

The Task Scheduler works by the time your device is set to and executing the commands at the desired time. Example you can schedule your task execution time every friday 8am.

How to Create a Scheduled Task in Windows 10

  • Type task s into the search bar next to the Start Menu and open Task Scheduler
  • Right click the Task Scheduler Library in the left pane and choose a New Folder (separate your created tasks)
  • Make sure that your new folder is selected and then choose Action and then Create Basic Task... from the menu at the top of the screen
  • Give your task a name and description and click Next
  • Specify the exact time when you want the action to happen and how often
  • Click Next and then choose which action (Leave "Add arguments" and "Start in" empty)
  • Click Next and then click Finish

The task you've created will now run automatically at the time you set. If you want to create more complex commands, you'll need to use Windows PowerShell and select Create Task instead of Create Basic Task. We will make tutorial for PowerShell scripts later, but in meantime this will help you about PowerShell.


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