Start Task Scheduler
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista
You can start the Task Scheduler MMC snap-in by using a single command from the command line or by using the Windows interface. Task Scheduler can also be started by double-clicking the Taskschd.msc file in the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder.
To Run Task Scheduler using the Windows interface
Click the Start button.
Click Control Panel .
Click System and Maintenance .
Click Administrative Tools .
Double-click Task Scheduler .
To Run Task Scheduler from the Command Line
Open a command prompt. To open a command prompt, click Start , click All Programs , click Accessories , and then click Command Prompt .
At the command prompt, type Taskschd.msc .
The Schtasks.exe command line tool enables a user to complete many of the same operations that they can complete using the Task Scheduler MMC snap-in. This tool enables a user to create, delete, query, change, run, and end scheduled tasks on a local or remote computer. This tool is located in the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder. TypeSchtasks.exe /? from a command prompt window to view the help for the tool.