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How to enable a disabled task in Windows XP Pro SP3

Posted on 2009-05-15
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I created a task that was supposed to run several times on a given day and then stop.  I would now like to run that task again, but in the Tasks folder the Schedule shows "disabled", and the icon for the task is overlaid with a white X in a small red circle.

I can't find a checkbox to enable or disable this task.  I have read that the DOS command schtasks.exe does not have this option for Windows XP, either.

Is there a way to toggle the status on this task, or do I need to delete it and recreate it every time I want to use it?
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Question by:Alan Varga
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by:Wayne Barron
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My Computer | Control Panel | Administrator Tools | Services.

use this area to disable and enable.

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Check in the task's properties, bottom left corner there is the "Enabled" checkbox. See screenshot.
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by:Alan Varga
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DUH!!  I don't know how many times I overlooked that checkbox this morning; I kept concentrating on the Schedule tab, not the Task tab.

Thank you; I'm up and running again.
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by:flopez235
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Goto the scheduled tasks in the control panel.  Right click on the task and choose properties.  On that first page there is option to enable the task.

Good Luck.
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by:Wayne Barron
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I am sorry.
I misunderstood the question.

Glad you got it working.

Carrzkiss
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