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Changing Task Properties

You can change the settings for a task already created by following the series of steps shown here:

  1. Access the Scheduled Tasks folder. On a local system, select or double-click Scheduled Tasks in the Control Panel. On a remote system, start Windows Explorer, use the My Network Places node to navigate to the computer you want to work with, click the computer's icon, and then click Scheduled Tasks.

  2. Select or double-click the task you want to modify. This displays the properties dialog box that pertains to the task selected, as shown in Figure 2.

    Figure 2Figure 2 Properties by task are selectable by right-clicking on the task in the Scheduled Tasks list.

  3. The dialog box has three sheets:

    • Task—Options on this sheet control what the task runs and how it runs.

    • Schedule— Options on this sheet control when the task runs, and allow you to configure multiple schedules for the same task.

    • Settings—Options on this sheet provide advanced controls that determine whether tasks are started when running on batteries, whether tasks are stopped if they run too long, and how tasks are used when the computer is idle.

  4. Click OK when you finish making changes.

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