Apr 182013

I just added a task to my Windows 7 task scheduler and it didn’t seem to be running. In trying to diagnose the problem, I found the tab that is labeled “History” but it says “History (disabled)” and no history is displayed. I looked and looked but found no way to enable the history for the scheduled task.

Enamble/Disable Task Schduler History

Enamble/Disable Task Schduler History
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I did some research and finally found the answer. It is a bit convoluted so I thought I would write it up so next time I would remember what to do.

Enabling Task Scheduler History

  1. Open Task Scheduler as Administrator
    1. Click the Windows Start Button
    2. Type task scheduler in the search box
    3. Right Click and select Run as Administrator
  2. Select Task Scheduler (local) in the left pane (Console Tree)
  3. Click Enable All Tasks History in the right pane (Actions)

This is an all or nothing selection. Windows 7 does not let you turn the history on just for some tasks and not others.


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  2 Responses to “Windows 7 Task History – Change Disabled to Enabled”

  1. Gary,

    I found it and enabled it, hope this still applys to computers that are in a network with a server. Ron

  2. Ron, The computer I enabled was connected to my office network. It is just a good debugging tool. Not necessary until something doesn’t work then you wish you could see what happened.

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