How to retrieve tasks in Task scheduler using PowerShell?

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To retrieve the existing tasks in the task scheduler using PowerShell, we can use the PowerShell command Get-ScheduledTask. We can use the Task Scheduler GUI to retrieve the scheduled tasks.


To retrieve using PowerShell, use the Get-ScheduledTask command.

When we use the above command, it retrieves all the tasks from the different paths/folders as well including the root path. To retrieve tasks created at the root path we need to filter the task path,

Get-ScheduledTask | where{$_.TaskPath -eq "\"}

If we need to retrieve the specific task then we need to filter the task name,

TaskPath TaskName                          State
-------- --------                          -----
\        CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask Running
\        FirstTask                         Ready
\        TestScript                        Ready

 To retrieve the specific task,

Get-ScheduledTask | where{$_.TaskName -eq "TestScript"}


TaskPath TaskName   State
-------- --------   -----
\        TestScript Ready

To retrieve the tasks with the state, use the command below,

Get-ScheduledTask | where{$_.State -eq "Running"}

To retrieve the task of the remote computer, we can use the CimSession parameter.

$session = New-CimSession -ComputerName "Test1-Win2k12"
Get-ScheduledTask -CimSession $session | where{$_.TaskPath -eq "\"}

To retrieve the tasks located in a specific task folder,


Get-ScheduledTask -CimSession $sess -TaskPath '\DailyReport\'


TaskPath      TaskName       State PSComputerName
--------      --------       ----- --------------
\DailyReport\ DiskInforeport Ready Test1-Win2k12
\DailyReport\ TopProcesses   Ready Test1-Win2k12


In the above example, we have tasks stored in the DailyReport folder.

Published on 28-Dec-2020 06:55:09