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What is schtasks.exe?

Part of Manages scheduled tasks by Microsoft

What is it?

Schedules commands and programs to run periodically or at a specific time. Adds and removes tasks from the schedule, starts and stops tasks on demand, and displays and changes scheduled tasks.
Description of schtasks.exe from Microsoft
Enables an administrator to create, delete, query, change, run, and end scheduled tasks on a local or remote computer. Running Schtasks.exe without arguments displays the status and next run time for each registered task.
(schtasks.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does schtasks.exe run?

Process - schtasks.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.

How does schtasks.exe start?

Scheduled task - schtasks.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Activation Technologies\ValidationTaskDeadline'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the schtasks.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of schtasks.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is schtasks.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     780 KB RAM3.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe

Are there other versions of Manages scheduled tasks?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Developer Preview (6.2.8102.0)

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File details

File name: schtasks.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Manages scheduled tasks
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455)
Product version: 6.2.8102.0
Size: 209 KB
Original file name: sctasks.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 22.66 MB
Peak committed memory: 22.91 MB
Paged memory: 780 KB
Peak paged memory: 800 KB
Paged system memory: 47.82 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.17 KB
Working set memory: 3.35 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.49 MB
Min working set memory: 3.35 MB
Private memory: 780 KB
Page faults: 907
Page faults /min: 2
Resources
Handle count average: 78
Thread count average: 2

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Windows\system32\schtasks.exe" /create /tn "AdobeFlashPlayerUpdate" /ru "SYSTEM" /sc hourly /mo 1 /tr "C:\Windows\system32\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe /w" /st 00:00:00

Scheduled task details

Name: ValidationTaskDeadline
Command: \Microsoft\Windows\Windows Activation Technologies\ValidationTaskDeadline

Image hashes

MD5: ff5fe9a636b5d41d3a62967e3f0d2e98
SHA-1: 3a3e388811130ff0682dc1cd0ed3685734b63a30

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 5.77196
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
api-ms-win-core-console-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-localregistry-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-misc-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-registry-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-obsolete-kernelbase-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-base-l1-1-0.dll
bcrypt.dll
kernel32.dll
ktmw32.dll
mpr.dll
msvcrt.dll
netapi32.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
secur32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
ws2_32.dll
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