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How to enable or disable a scheduled task in the Task Scheduler.

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Follow these steps to enable or disable a scheduled task in the Task Scheduler.

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and click Task Scheduler
  2. In the Task Scheduler window, in the left pane, click to expand the Task Scheduler Library folder.
  3. Under the Task Scheduler Library folder, click to expand the folder where the task is located.Image
  4. Double-click on the folder of the desired task.

    NOTE: The task will now appear in the middle pane under Name.

  5. In the middle pane, under Name, click to highlight and select the task.
  6. In the right pane, under Selected Item, click Enable.Image

    IMPORTANT: If the status of the task is already set to Enabled, the status option displayed will be Disable. Image

NOTE: Additional information about the Task Scheduler can be found by clicking the Help icon.Image