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.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Task Scheduler|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs|
The Task Scheduler service runs 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 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Schedule service has failed to start.
Task Scheduler won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreTaskSchedulerWindows8.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.
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 8 installation media.