Windows 10 Services

Task Scheduler - Windows 10 Service

Enables a user to configure and schedule automated tasks on your computer. The service also hosts multiple Windows system-critical tasks. If this service is stopped or disabled, these tasks will not be run at their scheduled times. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
1507 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1511 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1607 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1703 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1709 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1803 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Task Scheduler
Service name:Schedule
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p
Error control:normal
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeSecurityPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege
  • SeSystemProfilePrivilege
  • SeSystemTimePrivilege
  • SeProfileSingleProcessPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseBasePriorityPrivilege
  • SeCreatePageFilePrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege
  • SeShutdownPrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege
  • SeUndockPrivilege
  • SeManageVolumePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseWorkingSetPrivilege
  • SeTimeZonePrivilege
  • SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege
  • SeLockMemoryPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeDelegateSessionUserImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Task Scheduler service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Task Scheduler fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Schedule service has failed to start.


Task Scheduler is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

If Task Scheduler is stopped, the Natural Authentication service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Task Scheduler

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreTaskSchedulerWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the schedsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.