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Different Ways to Start the Task Scheduler in Windows

In this article, we have a look at Different ways to start the Task Scheduler in Windows. The Task Scheduler is one useful tool from Windows which lets us schedule and run automated tasks. For instance, with the help of the Task Scheduler tool, you can make Windows OS run a program at a specific time.

Probably in Windows 11, the easiest way to launch Task Scheduler is to use search. Enter the word task scheduler in the search box and then hit enter to open it.

Search bar task scheduler

Open the Task Scheduler from the Start Menu

Click on Windows 11 Start Menu button and then click on All apps.

Windows 11 All apps

Scroll down to find the Windows Tools.

Windows 11 Tools

Scroll down and then you can find the Task Scheduler.

Windows Tools task scheduler

Open the Task Scheduler using Run window

Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard to launch Run, type taskschd.msc, and then press enter on your keyboard.

Run command taskschd.msc

Open the Task Scheduler via Control Panel

Launch control panel, by typing control in run command.

Run command control

Navigate to System and Security under Windows Tools and then select the Schedule tasks link.

System and security task scheduler

Open the Task Scheduler creating a shortcut

Right-click on your Windows desktop, select new, and then shortcut.

Desktop shortcut windows

Type taskschd.msc under type the location of the item and then click Next.

Create shortcut wizard windows

Type a shortcut name or leave it as the default name and then click finish.

Create shortcut wizard name

Double click to launch task scheduler.

Start the Task Scheduler in Windows by using the PowerShell or Command Prompt

Open command prompt or PowerShell apps, enter the command taskschd.msc and then hit Enter the Task Scheduler will open immediately.

PowerShell taskschd.msc

Open the Task Scheduler via Task Manager

Hold the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys on your keyboard to open the Task Manager or right-click on the Windows start bar and select task manager. Then select File menu, select Run new task,” and then type the command taskschd.msc. Click ok.

Task manager create new task

Open the Task Scheduler via Computer Management

Open the Computer Management console, on the left side, expands system tools, and then click on Task Scheduler.

Computer management task scheduler

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 18 years experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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