The History tab of a task displays all the known events for that task and allows you to quickly see the last time the task ran and its status. Only events that relate to the currently selected task will be shown, eliminating the need to scour the Task Scheduler event log for individual events from specific tasks.
To view the history of a task, do the following:
- If Task Scheduler is not open, start Task Scheduler.
- Find and click the task folder in the console tree that contains the task you want to view.
- In the console window, click the task that you want to view.
- Click the History tab to view the task's history. Click an event from the list of events on the History tab to view the description of the event.
You can export tasks to an .xml file and then import them at some later time on either the same computer or a different computer. This feature allows easy portability of tasks from computer to computer.
To export a task, follow these steps:
- Right-click the task that you want to export and then select Export, or select Export in the Action pane.
- Browse to where you want to save the file, enter the name of the file, and then click Save.
- The task will be saved in .xml format.
Tasks that have been exported can also be easily imported to another computer or the same computer.
To import a task, follow these steps:
- Right-click a task folder under the Task Scheduler Library and then select Import Task, or select Import Task in the Action pane.
- Browse to where the .xml file is located and click Open. The task will be automatically imported into the library using the settings contained in the .xml file.
Note To ensure that the task runs properly, it is recommended that you verify the properties of the task after you import it.
In this tutorial:
- Windows 7 Desktop Maintenance
- Performance Monitoring
- Improvements to Performance Monitoring in Windows 7
- Using Performance Monitor
- Real-Time Performance Monitoring
- Performance Monitor Logging
- Creating a Data Collector Set
- Configuring a Data Collector Set
- Using Data Manager to View Performance Data
- Starting and Stopping Data Logging
- Viewing Performance Data
- Comparing Performance Monitor Logs
- Performance Monitor User Rights
- Remote Data Collection
- Using Windows PowerShell for Performance Monitoring
- Resource Monitor
- Overview Tab
- CPU Tab
- Memory Tab
- Disk Tab
- Network Tab
- Reliability Monitor
- How Reliability Monitor Works
- Windows Performance Tools Kit
- Event Monitoring
- Understanding the Windows Event Architecture
- Improvements to Event Monitoring in Windows 7
- Using Event Viewer
- Understanding Views
- Viewing Event Logs
- Saving Event Logs
- Configuring Event Subscriptions
- Considerations for Workgroup Environments
- Creating a New Subscription
- Using the Windows Events Command-Line Utility for Event Monitoring
- Using Windows PowerShell for Event Monitoring
- Using Task Scheduler
- Improvements to Task Scheduler in Windows 7
- Understanding Tasks
- Understanding the Task Scheduler Architecture
- Understanding Task Scheduler Security
- Credentials Management
- Securing Running Tasks
- Understanding AT and Task Scheduler v1.0 Compatibility Modes
- Understanding the Task Scheduler Snap-in
- Understanding Default Tasks
- Creating Tasks
- Defining Triggers
- At Startup Trigger
- On Connection To AND Disconnect From User Session Triggers
- On Workstation Lock AND Unlock Triggers
- Defining Actions
- Defining Conditions
- Defining Settings
- Managing Tasks
- Viewing History
- Using SchTasks.exe for Creating and Managing Tasks
- Task Scheduler Events
- Troubleshooting Task Scheduler
- Tasks Won't Run If the Service Is Not Started
- The Task Will Run Only When a Certain User Is Logged On
- The Task Action Failed to Execute
- Interpreting Result and Return Codes
- Understanding the Windows System Assessment Tool
- Understanding WinSAT Assessment Tests
- Examining the WinSAT Features Assessment
- Running WinSAT from the Command Line
- Understanding WinSAT Command Exit Values
- Running WinSAT Using Performance Information and Tools
- System Capabilities Section
- OEM Upsell And Help Section
- Understanding Windows Error Reporting
- Overview of Windows Error Reporting
- How WER Works
- Store Management System
- ReportArchive Folder
- WER Service
- Understanding the Error Reporting Cycle
- Understanding WER Data
- Configuring WER Using Group Policy
- Configuring WER Using the Action Center