Editing Tasks

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

The Edit Task dialog box displays a task's properties and settings. A task must be included in a job template before you can change its properties and settings. For more information about how to add a task to a job template, see Adding Tasks.

To open the Edit Task dialog box for a task that you want to edit, do the following:

  1. In IIS Manager, in the Connections pane, click Job Templates.

  2. In the Job Templates page, select the job template that contains the task that you want to edit, and then in the Actions pane, click Edit.

  3. In the Task definitions list, select the task that you want to edit, and then click Edit.

The following table describes the UI elements that are available in the Edit Task dialog box.

UI Element List

Element name Description


Displays a description of the task function. The description is provided by the task developer.


Displays one of the following task types:

  • ITask. A task that was created by using the Transform Manager Plug-in Model. These tasks usually contain properties that you can update to modify the actions that are performed by the task.

  • Command line. An executable program file. These tasks usually contain parameters whose values you can specify to modify the actions that are performed by the program.

Properties or Command line and arguments

If the task type is ITask, displays the key names and values of properties that are used in the task, and whether the properties are required or optional. To modify a property value in the list, select the property in the list, double-click the Value field for the selected property, and then enter a new value. For more information about the selected property, see the Property help box below the Properties list.

If the task type is Command line, displays the command-line string that's used by the task. To modify an action that's performed by this task, you can add or update the command-line parameters in the Command line and arguments box. For executable program files that use return codes, you can enter a comma-delimited string of return code values in the Success codes box to indicate which return code values should be recorded as successful operations in job instance logs.

Task chaining

Displays controls that let you chain tasks in order to create a task workflow.

  • To specify that a task will provide output to a subsequent task in a workflow, enter a virtual folder name in Output folder name. The last task in the workflow chain doesn't require an Output folder name value because it doesn't provide output to subsequent tasks.

  • To specify that a task will receive the output from a previous task in the workflow chain, select the Output folder name value of the preceding task in the Input folder name list. The Input folder name list will always contain the names of the virtual output folders of the preceding tasks in the workflow for you to select.