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Defining Settings

The Settings tab displays additional global settings for the task and allows you to define these settings. All settings on this page are optional. If you do not specify these settings, designated default values will be applied to the task.

To configure global settings using the Settings tab, click the Settings tab and configure the desired settings as described in Table below.

Global Settings Defined on the Settings Tab

Allow Task To Be Run On DemandDefines whether the task supports Run Now functionality that allows tasks to be run on demand from the user interface or command-line utilities.
Default value: Selected
Run Task As Soon As Possible After A Scheduled Start Is MissedConfigures the task to run immediately if the service detects that a scheduled activation was missed; for example, the computer was turned off when the trigger condition occurred.
Default value: Cleared
If The Task Is Already Running, Then The Following Rule AppliesConfigures the action to be taken if the trigger for a task fires while an instance of that task is already running. Options include Do Not Start A New Instance, Stop The Existing Instance, Run A New Instance In Parallel, and Queue A New Instance.
Default value: Do Not Start A New Instance
If The Task FailsUse this setting to restart a task if the task fails to run. (The last run result of the task was not a success.) The user specifies the time interval that takes place between task restart attempts and the number of times to try to restart the task.
Default value: Cleared
Restart EveryEnabled only by selecting the If The Task Fails option. Specifies how often a retry should be attempted.
Options in the list include Indefinitely, 1 Minute, 5 Minutes, 10 Minutes, 15 Minutes, 30 Minutes, and 1 Hour.
Default value: 1 Minute
You can also enter other values using the following formats:
	<ss> s[econds]

	<mm>[:<ss>] m[inutes]

	<hh>[:<mm>:<ss>] h[ours]
Attempt To Restart Up ToEnabled only if you select the If The Task Fails option. Specifies the number of times to restart the task upon failure.
Stop The Task If It Runs Longer ThanConfigures the task to stop if it has been running for longer than the specified time.
Default value: Selected
<Execution Time Limit>Enabled only if you select the Stop The Task If It Runs Longer Than check box. Configures the task to be stopped after the specified amount of time specified by Execution Time Limit. Options include 1 Hour, 2 Hours, 4 Hours, 8 Hours, 12 Hours, 1 Day, and 3 Days.
Default value: 3 Days
You can also enter other values using the following formats:
	<ss> s[econds]

	<mm>[:<ss>] m[inutes]

	<hh>[:<mm>:<ss>] h[ours]
If The Running Task Does Not End When Requested, Force It To StopIf this setting is selected, the task will be forced to stop if the task does not respond to a request to stop.
Default value: Selected
If The Task Is Not Scheduled To Run Again, Delete ItConfigures the task to be deleted if it is not scheduled to run again.
Default value: Cleared
AfterEnabled only if you select the Delete Task option. Specifies the amount of time to wait, after the task completes its last run, before deleting it. Options include Immediately, 30 Days, 90 Days, 180 Days, or 365 Days.
Default value: 30 Days
You can also enter other values using the following formats:
	<ss> s[econds]

	<mm>[:<ss>] m[inutes]

	<dd> d[ays]

	<mm> months
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In this tutorial:

  1. Windows 7 Desktop Maintenance
  2. Performance Monitoring
  3. Improvements to Performance Monitoring in Windows 7
  4. Using Performance Monitor
  5. Real-Time Performance Monitoring
  6. Performance Monitor Logging
  7. Creating a Data Collector Set
  8. Configuring a Data Collector Set
  9. Using Data Manager to View Performance Data
  10. Starting and Stopping Data Logging
  11. Viewing Performance Data
  12. Comparing Performance Monitor Logs
  13. Performance Monitor User Rights
  14. Remote Data Collection
  15. Using Windows PowerShell for Performance Monitoring
  16. Resource Monitor
  17. Overview Tab
  18. CPU Tab
  19. Memory Tab
  20. Disk Tab
  21. Network Tab
  22. Reliability Monitor
  23. How Reliability Monitor Works
  24. Windows Performance Tools Kit
  25. Event Monitoring
  26. Understanding the Windows Event Architecture
  27. Channels
  28. Improvements to Event Monitoring in Windows 7
  29. Using Event Viewer
  30. Understanding Views
  31. Viewing Event Logs
  32. Saving Event Logs
  33. Configuring Event Subscriptions
  34. Considerations for Workgroup Environments
  35. Creating a New Subscription
  36. Using the Windows Events Command-Line Utility for Event Monitoring
  37. Using Windows PowerShell for Event Monitoring
  38. Using Task Scheduler
  39. Improvements to Task Scheduler in Windows 7
  40. Understanding Tasks
  41. Understanding the Task Scheduler Architecture
  42. Understanding Task Scheduler Security
  43. Credentials Management
  44. Securing Running Tasks
  45. Understanding AT and Task Scheduler v1.0 Compatibility Modes
  46. Understanding the Task Scheduler Snap-in
  47. Understanding Default Tasks
  48. Creating Tasks
  49. Defining Triggers
  50. At Startup Trigger
  51. On Connection To AND Disconnect From User Session Triggers
  52. On Workstation Lock AND Unlock Triggers
  53. Defining Actions
  54. Defining Conditions
  55. Defining Settings
  56. Managing Tasks
  57. Viewing History
  58. Using SchTasks.exe for Creating and Managing Tasks
  59. Task Scheduler Events
  60. Troubleshooting Task Scheduler
  61. Tasks Won't Run If the Service Is Not Started
  62. The Task Will Run Only When a Certain User Is Logged On
  63. The Task Action Failed to Execute
  64. Interpreting Result and Return Codes
  65. Understanding the Windows System Assessment Tool
  66. Understanding WinSAT Assessment Tests
  67. Examining the WinSAT Features Assessment
  68. Running WinSAT from the Command Line
  69. Understanding WinSAT Command Exit Values
  70. Running WinSAT Using Performance Information and Tools
  71. System Capabilities Section
  72. OEM Upsell And Help Section
  73. Understanding Windows Error Reporting
  74. Overview of Windows Error Reporting
  75. How WER Works
  76. Store Management System
  77. ReportArchive Folder
  78. WER Service
  79. Understanding the Error Reporting Cycle
  80. Understanding WER Data
  81. Configuring WER Using Group Policy
  82. Configuring WER Using the Action Center