Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Renaming a Scheduled Task

It has never occurred to me before, but you cannot rename a scheduled task in Windows Server 2008. You can modify everything but the name.

Not really a big issue, but we had a scheduled task where the name included the time the action was supposed to occur and I had just changed that time. It could be confusing when the two don't match.

However, there is a work around:
  1. Export the incorrectly named task as XML.
  2. Rename the XML file to the task name that you want.
  3. Import the XML file to create the renamed task.
  4. Delete or disable to incorrectly named task.

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