SCHTASKS /Change /?: Changes the program to run, or user account and password used by a scheduled task.
The command: "SCHTASKS /Change /?" is on Windows 11, 10, .. available
The examples for the command "SCHTASKS /Change /?"
Here are examples of using the `SCHTASKS /Change`
command to change properties of a scheduled task:
Example 1: Changing the execution path of a scheduled task:
SCHTASKS /Change /TN "MyTask" /TR "C:\New\Path\To\Script.bat"
This command changes the execution path of the scheduled task named "MyTask"
Example 2: Changing the start date of a scheduled task:
SCHTASKS /Change /TN "MyTask" /SD 01/01/2023
Here the start date of the scheduled task named "MyTask"
is changed to January 1, 2023.
Example 3: Changing the Execute Permission Name and Password:
SCHTASKS /Change /TN "MyTask" /RU "NewUser" /RP "NewPassword"
This command changes the username (`/RU`
) and password (`/RP`
) for running the scheduled task named MyTask.
Example 4: Changing repeat intervals and duration:
SCHTASKS /Change /TN "MyTask" /RI 5 /DU 2:00
Here, the repeat interval is changed to 5 minutes (`/RI 5`
) and the repeat duration is changed to 2 hours (`/DU 2:00`
) for the scheduled task named "MyTask"
Example 5: Changing execution options on a remote computer:
SCHTASKS /Change /S "RemoteComputer" /U "AdminUser" /P "AdminPassword" /TN "MyTask" /ENABLE
This command enables (`/ENABLE`
) the scheduled task named "MyTask"
on the remote computer "RemoteComputer"
. The credentials (`/U`
) for execution on the remote computer are specified.
- The parameters (`/TN`
, etc.) can vary depending on vary depending on specific requirements. Use `SCHTASKS/?`
for a complete list of options and parameters.
- Please note that changes to scheduled tasks may affect their execution. Make sure you understand the impact of the changes you make.
These examples are intended to give you an idea of ??how the `SCHTASKS /Change`
command can be used in different scenarios. Depending on your specific requirements, the parameters may vary.
"SCHTASKS /Change /?" Excerpt from Microsoft Windows Help
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19045.3693]
(c) Copyright 1985-2023 Microsoft Corp.
SCHTASKS /Change [/S system [/U username [/P password]]] /TN taskname
Changes the program to run, or user account and password used
by a scheduled task.
/S system Specifies the remote system to connect to.
/U username Specifies the user context under
which the command should execute.
/P password Specifies the password for the given
/RU username Changes the user name (user context) under
which the scheduled task has to run.
For the system account, valid values are
"", "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" or "SYSTEM".
/RP password Specifies a new password for the existing
user context or the password for a new
user account. Password will not effect for
the system account.
/TR taskrun Specifies a new program that the scheduled
task runs. Type the path and file name of
/TN taskname Specifies which scheduled task to change.
/? Displays this help/usage.
SCHTASKS /Change /RP password /TN "Backup and Restore"
SCHTASKS /Change /TR restore.exe /TN "Start Restore"
SCHTASKS /Change /S system /U user /P password /RU newuser
/TN "Start Backup"
Important information, tips for the "SCHTASKS /Change /?" command
There are a few important points to note when using `SCHTASKS /Change`:
1. Security Guidelines: Pay attention to who has access to the `SCHTASKS /Change` command to ensure that changes can only be made by authorized users.
2. Backup before changes: Before major changes or before changing important information, create a backup of the scheduled tasks configuration.
3. Remote Modification: When modifying scheduled tasks on a remote computer (`/S`, `/U`, `/P`), ensure that you have the correct credentials and required permissions have.
4. Proper configuration: If you change retry intervals or durations (`/RI`, `/DU`), ensure that the configuration meets your needs.
5. Scheduled task permissions: Make sure that the user executing `SCHTASKS /Change` has the required permissions for the scheduled task. In particular, if you change scheduled tasks on a remote computer (`/S`, `/U`, `/P`), you need the appropriate permissions.
6. Impact of Changes: Changes to scheduled tasks may affect their proper execution. Make sure you understand the impact of the changes you make.
7. Backup: Before major changes or before changing important information, create a backup of the scheduled tasks configuration.
8. Admin Rights: Changing scheduled tasks requires administrator rights. Make sure you open Command Prompt as an administrator.
9. Output options: Note that the `SCHTASKS /Change` command requires different parameters depending on your needs. Check the documentation (`SCHTASKS/?`) for correct usage.
These points should be considered to ensure that changes to scheduled tasks are carried out properly and produce the desired results. It's important to make changes carefully to avoid unexpected consequences.