Scheduled Tasks Extension
Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
Group Policy includes the Scheduled Tasks preference extension. For computers and users, this extension allows you to:
Create, modify, or delete a scheduled task.
Run a command immediately upon the next refresh of Group Policy or upon every refresh of Group Policy.
Automate periodic maintenance, such as virus scans, backups, synchronization, and disk cleanup.
Wake computers from standby, and refresh Group Policy to update settings.
Launch a process at user logon without running it from a logon script.
You can create and configure Scheduled Task or Immediate Task preference items for any domain-based Group Policy object (GPO). You configure the settings by editing a GPO using the Group Policy Management Console. When editing a GPO, you can find this preference extension at the following location:
Computer Configuration or User Configuration
└ Control Panel Settings
└ Scheduled Tasks
For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics: