Task Scheduler, the built-in utility from Microsoft lets you schedule any task to initiate automatically. For example, you can create a task for your monthly bills and schedule it and it will automatically open at the scheduled time. All these entries you make to create a task are stored in the Task Scheduler event log but you need to enable the history to check these entries. With just a few tweaks you can easily enable, view, and clear the Task Scheduler history in your Windows 11/10 system.
With the Task Scheduler app, you can create and manage all your common tasks and your computer will automatically carry out those tasks at the time you specify. To view all your task entries stored in the app library, you need to enable the task history in the application.
How to enable Task History in the Task Scheduler?
To enable the task history, open the task scheduler app. Type ‘Task Scheduler’ in your Windows search box and open the application.
In the right panel, click on the tab see a tab saying, “Enable all task history”
How to view the Task History in the Task Scheduler
All your created and scheduled task entries are stored in the Task Scheduler Library.
Once you’ve enabled all the Task History, click on the Task Scheduler Library in the left panel and it will open a list of all your scheduled tasks.
Go to any task, right-click and click on properties. This will open a new tab wherein you can check the History in detail.
How to delete Task History in the Task Scheduler
To delete your task history log in the Task Scheduler, you need to open the Event Viewer app on your Windows 10/11 PC.
Type Event Viewer in the Windows search box and launch it.
Go to the branch-
Event Viewer (Local)/Applications and Services Logs/Microsoft/Windows/TaskScheduler/Operational
Right-click the ‘Operational’ tab and click on Clear Log.
Does Task Scheduler work when the computer is sleeping?
Yes, the Task Scheduler works even when your computer is in sleep mode.
Can we schedule a task without waking up the PC?
Yes, you can schedule your tasks without waking up your PC.
- Launch the Task Scheduler and click on Create Task in the right panel.
- This will open a new window where you can create your task and schedule it.
- Under the Conditions tab, uncheck the box saying, “Wake the computer to run this task”.
Hope this helps.