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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. schtasks.exe is executed by the process wsqmcons.exe (Windows SQM Consolidator by Microsoft).

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 0.5% of all Boost users have the schtasks.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of schtasks.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How stable is Manages scheduled tasks?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
     schtasks.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe

Are there other versions of Manages scheduled tasks?

What else is related?

Manages scheduled tasks Stability

schtasks.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
1.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
2.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
3.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Microsoft Windows XP (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: schtasks.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Manages scheduled tasks
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 279 KB
Original file name: sctasks.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.2353823186%
Privileged CPU: 0.1176911593%
User CPU: 0.11769115931629%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Windows\system32\schtasks.exe /delete /f /TN "Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Uploader"

Scheduled task details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 97e0ec3d6d99e8cc2b17ef2d3760e8fc
SHA-1: bd9dceffbcbbc82bee5f2109bd73a57477fe1f92
SHA-256: 6dce7d58ebb0d705fcb4179349c441b45e160c94e43934c5ed8fa1964e2cd031

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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