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Task Scheduler - Windows 8 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 10, 7, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Task Scheduler
Service name:Schedule
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\schedsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:SchedulerGroup
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege

Default Behavior

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.

Dependencies

Task Scheduler won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Task Scheduler

Automated Restore

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.