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What is mstask.exe?


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Windows Process Description:

The mstask.exe is the Windows Task Scheduler process that is related with the Microsoft Schedule Agent. The mstask.exe is a process that manages the scheduling of tasks, such as backups and updates to operate on a specific time. This process shouldn't be removed from the system, if you remove mstask.exe from your system, the scheduler will be disabled and the scheduled tasks will not operate.

The Microsoft Scheduling Agent is a tool that deals with the automation of tasks including anti-virus and defragmentation that is displayed as a dialog box in the system tray that is only needed when the user has regularly scheduled tasks. The Microsoft Scheduling Agent usually functions as the system's task organizer. The application enumerates all tasks on a target computer, and can create new scheduled tasks and delete existing ones. The Microsoft Scheduling Agent allows the user to schedule a task to operate at a specific time or when a specific event occurs and the schedule can be changed for a task. With this process the user can modify other settings for a task including application name, parameter string, and working directory. The Microsoft Scheduling Agent benefits the user because most of the work on the task maintenance and launching is performed by the Microsoft Windows operating system. By adding the Microsoft Scheduling Agent to the system's project and Windows will launch the program just in time, with the parameters and custom data that was provided.

The mstask.exe is program that was developed by Microsoft Corporation. The Microsoft Corporation is a multinational computer technology corporation that is based in Redmond, Washington, USA. The Microsoft Corporation's best selling products are the Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office. The Microsoft Corporation serves a wide range of consumers through out the globe. The Microsoft Corp. performs each unit's responsibilities through its divisions such as the Microsoft Platform Products and Services Division, the Microsoft Business Division, and the Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division.

Author: Microsoft Corp..

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Part Of: Windows

Memory Usage: Low, since the mstask.exe only uses approximately 140Kb virtual memory when the Windows Task Scheduler operates.

System Process: Yes

Application: No

Background Process: No

Uses Network: No

Uses Internet: No

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: %System%

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