Task Scheduler Service Defaults in Windows 10

Enables a user to configure and schedule automated tasks on your computer. The service also hosts multiple Windows system-critical tasks. If this service is stopped or disabled, these tasks will not be run at their scheduled times. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Default Settings

Startup type: Automatic
Display name:Task Scheduler
Service name:Schedule
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Schedule
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Default Behavior

Task Scheduler is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting automatically when the operating system starts. Then the Task Scheduler service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Task Scheduler fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the Schedule service has failed to start due to the error.


Task Scheduler cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

While Task Scheduler is stopped, the Natural Authentication service cannot be launched.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Task Scheduler

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Task Scheduler depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config Schedule start= auto
sc start Schedule

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Schedule service is using the schedsvc.dll file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.