Task Scheduler Service Defaults in Windows XP

Enables a user to configure and schedule automated tasks on your computer. If this service is stopped, 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
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

Default Behavior

In Windows XP it is starting automatically along with the operating system. If the Task Scheduler fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the Schedule service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Task Scheduler depends on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Task Scheduler

1. Select your Windows XP edition and service pack, and then click Download.

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

3. Run the saved file.

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 changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows XP installation media.