Task Scheduler Service Defaults in Windows 8

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 8 it is starting automatically during the operating system startup. Then the Task Scheduler service runs as LocalSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Task Scheduler fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the Schedule service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

Task Scheduler can't start, if any service from the list below is disabled or not available:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Task Scheduler

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_Schedule_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The Schedule service is using the schedsvc.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.