Task Scheduler Service Defaults in Windows 7

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.

Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:Task Scheduler
Service name:Schedule
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Group:SchedulerGroup
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\schedsvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Schedule
Privileges:
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege

Default Behavior

Task Scheduler is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it is starting automatically on the operating system startup. Then the Task Scheduler service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other system components, such as drivers and services, may run in the same process. If Task Scheduler fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the Schedule service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Task Scheduler

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Task Scheduler depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config Schedule start= auto
sc start Schedule

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Schedule service is using the schedsvc.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 7 installation media.