Remove a scheduled task

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To remove a scheduled task

  1. Open Task Scheduler.

  2. Right-click the task that you want to remove, and then click Delete.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators, Backup Operators, or Server Operators group, or have been delegated the appropriate authority, on the local computer. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • To open Task Scheduler, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Scheduled Tasks.

  • You can also remove a scheduled task by selecting a task in the details pane, and then clicking Delete on the File menu.

  • Removing a scheduled task removes only the .job file from the schedule. The program file the task runs is not removed from the hard disk.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Modify a scheduled task
Creating and managing scheduled tasks from the Command Line