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Windows Scheduled Task Monitor

The Windows Scheduled Task Monitor (WSTM) is a resource designed to provide you with quick visual access to the status of scheduled tasks configured on your Windows nodes.

Only tasks from root directory can be monitored. The WSTM will not work for tasks from every level of the Task Scheduler Library.

Only tasks from root directory can be monitored. The WSTM will not work for tasks from every level of the Task Scheduler Library.

  • Hovering over any item in the Task Name column will provide detailed information about the listed task.
  • Sort the display by clicking the head of each column.

The Edit option allows you to:

  • Change the polling frequency
  • Change the polling timeout period
  • Change credentials
  • Add custom notes

You can also use the Windows Task Monitor in alerting: Alert me when task last run result is non successful

Requirements

The WSTM comes with an alert that will notify you of any task execution failures, as well as web-based reports that show all scheduled tasks configured across all servers in your environment. Additionally, there is a dedicated Task Failure Report you can view on-screen or have emailed to you.

This resource is hidden when the WSTM is not being monitored on a node.

The WSTM supports monitoring tasks on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2003 R2 SP2
  • Windows 2008
  • Windows 2008 R2
  • Windows 2012
  • Windows 2012 R2

When SAM is installed on Windows 2003 R2 SP2, scheduled tasks on Windows 2008 or later cannot be polled by the Windows Scheduled Task Monitor (WSTM).

The WSTM consumes five SAM license units per node.

Only tasks from root directory can be monitored. The WSTM will not work for tasks from every level of the Task Scheduler Library.

Enable the Windows Scheduled Task Monitor

To enable the Windows Scheduled Task Monitor:

You may need to log in with an administrator account to perform this action.

  1. On the Web Console, click Settings > Manage Nodes.
  2. Click [+] Add Node and then select the Windows Servers: WMI and ICMP option and enter the credentials.
  3. Click Next and then select Windows Scheduled Tasks.
  4. Complete the wizard as instructed.

The Windows Schedule Tasks option is:

  • Checked when tasks are already being monitored
  • Unchecked by default when at least one task is found on the target machine
  • Hidden when a task is not found on the target machine

Access the Windows Scheduled Task Monitor

You can access the Windows Scheduled Task Monitor through the All Nodes resource in the Orion Web Console.

  1. On the Web Console, click My Dashboards > Home > All Nodes resource.
  2. Expand the Windows tree by clicking Windows, and then click a Windows node to be taken to the Node Details page for that node.
  3. On the Node Details page, find the Windows Scheduled Task resource, as shown:

When monitored, the Windows Schedule Task Monitor resource is only on the Node Details view of the monitored server.

For details on status and triggers, see: