Task Scheduler is a tool that automatically starts the program at a fixed time and issues a certain command to the personal computer. This does not repeat the operation manually, but it does it automatically.
For example, you can save time by scheduling to automatically shut down after optimizing your computer at a fixed time during the time that you are sleeping.
The Task Scheduler can perform task operations automatically at a specific date or time or when a specific event occurs. You can also execute, disable, change, and delete tasks in Task Scheduler.
Starting “Task Scheduler” in Control Panel《1》
▼ To start the Task Scheduler, Right-click on1Control Panel. Or, press key, and click Control Panel., and click
After Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) , has disappeared in the Right click menu on. You can check how to start the control panel from the following link.
▼ On “Control Panel”, set 1“View by: Large(Small) icon” and click 2Administrative Tools.
▼ 1Double-click Task Scheduler.
Starting “Task Scheduler” in Run《2》
▼ As shown below, Press 1Taskschd.msc in the text field, click 2 button.key and open Run. Enter
Starting “Task Scheduler” in Command Prompt
▼ To run Task Scheduler in “Command Prompt”, Right-Click on 1Command Prompt.and click
After Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) , Command Prompt has disappeared in the Right-Click menu on. Windows Powershell is the default shell. You can check how to start the control panel from the following link.
▼ At the command prompt, type 1Taskschd.msc and press key. Then Task Scheduler is runned.
Starting “Task Scheduler” On Windows File Explorer
▼ On Windows File Explorer, go to the folder: 1C:\Windows\System32 and double-click 2Taskschd.msc. And you can start the Task Scheduler.
Creating a new task
▼ Here, we will set it to “Shut down the PC automatically” in the fixed time zone.
Selecting 1Task Scheduler Library, and click 2Create Basic Task… in the right pane.
▼ Enter an appropriate 1Name and Description. Click 2 button.
▼ ”Trigger” refers to a series of conditions, and when this is satisfied, execution of the task is started.
Here, choose one of the following options for the question “When do you want the ask to start?”
Depending on the item selected here, the next Action window changes. Here, we will select 1Daily, and 2 button.
▼ Specify the timing to start the task. Specify the year, month, day, and time of the start date at which tasks are repeatedly started periodically.
If you specify 1Recur every: 1 days, this means that it will be done every day. By setting「Recur every: 2 days」, it will be executed every other day. click 2 button.
▼ You will be asked what kind of task action to do at a fixed time. Here, select 1Start a program, and click 2 button.
▼ You set what kind of “program” to start or “command” to run. In this case, we will specify shutdown.exe command for shutdown.
Click 1 button.
▼ Here, move to path:1C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe where “shutdown.exe” is stored, and select 2shutdown.exe. Click 3 button.
▼ In Program/script, 1C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe is displayed as shown below. You can also specify 2-s -t 60 -f -c.
Click 3 button.
-t 60：Shutdown starts 60 seconds after a fixed time.
-f： Forcibly terminates the current process.
▼ It is also possible to directly enter the shutdown command like the following.
As above, you can specify the command 1shutdown -s -c “PC-Shutdown” t -60 to start shutdown after 60 seconds.
▼ Click 1 button for the following message.
▼ As a result, Task Scheduler starts at “11:00 AM” everyday, and shutdown will be done 60 seconds after startup.
Click 1 button.
▼ New 1Task Scheduler has been created as shown below.
Click 1 button.