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  • Anybody know how Windows 10 Technical Preview has implemented Automatic Maintenance.  The four tasks found in Windows 8.1 TaskScheduler (Idle Maintenance, Maintenance Configurator, Manual Maintenance, and Regular Maintenance) are no longer present in Windows 10 Technical Preview.
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:57 PM

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  • Hi,

    The Automatic Maintenance is still available in Windows 10, but it use different tasks in scheduler.

    Windows 10 use following tasks in schedule to implement the Automatic Maintenance, and you can also see the compared image as below with Windows 8.1:


    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:45 AM
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  • Hi,

    The Automatic Maintenance is still available in Windows 10, but it use different tasks in scheduler.

    Windows 10 use following tasks in schedule to implement the Automatic Maintenance, and you can also see the compared image as below with Windows 8.1:


    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:45 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello Kate,

    Thank you for your very informative response.  I have found a reference to a task that I cannot find anywhere in Windows 10 Task Scheduler.  The reference is in the response to powercfg /waketimers.

    C:\Windows\system32>powercfg /waketimers
    Timer set by [SERVICE] \Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\svchost.exe (SystemEventsBroker) expires at 3:12:11 AM on 10/17/2014.
      Reason: Windows will execute 'Maintenance Activator' scheduled task that requested waking the computer.

    I cannot find the Maintenance Activator task.

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:19 PM
  • Hi,

    Please run following commands to export the all configured tasks results and find where this task located:

    schtasks /query >d:\test.txt


    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, October 17, 2014 2:37 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    I ran schtasks /query from an Administrator command prompt yesterday and could not find the task 'Maintenance Activator' anywhere. Nor does it show up in the Active Tasks list of Task Scheduler.

    Today I ran schtasks /query >d:\test.txt and I have looked for any reference to the 'Maintenance Activator' task and I cannot find anything.

    Contents of test.txt link:

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=A42C728E5AADF6DD%2141090

    I really believe that the task 'Maintenance Activator' exists because my computer awoke this morning at the time shown from powercfg /waketimers and is scheduled to run again in the morning

    :\Windows\system32>powercfg /waketimers
    Timer set by [SERVICE] \Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\svchost.exe (SystemEventsBroker) expires at 6:11:41 AM on 10/18/2014.
      Reason: Windows will execute 'Maintenance Activator' scheduled task that requested waking the computer.

    I am just curious if the task 'Maintenance Activator' is a Microsoft task that is hidden or is some kind of third party task. Please advise.


    • Edited by tracit99 Friday, October 17, 2014 12:54 PM Corrected link to test.txt
    Friday, October 17, 2014 12:50 PM
  • Perhaps being a "alpha" tech preview, MS has removed the options in TS to prevent it being changed or turned off to provide diagnostics in their data collection?
    Friday, October 17, 2014 4:28 PM
  • I found out that the automatic maintenance starts not as scheduled and eats up all of my disk space that I see in different processes in the task manager.

    I found out that it was running in the system and security \action center and stopped it. Within 10-15 second my disk space was back to 5-15% from 99%

    Hope that helps others and the Windows team.


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    • Proposed as answer by Nick Hutch Sunday, February 22, 2015 5:00 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Nick Hutch Sunday, February 22, 2015 5:00 PM
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:21 PM
  • When my SSD is being optimized and trimmed it will report a low disk space along with my HDDs. At least back in Windows 7 and 8. Could this be the cause of the 99% used? If it was running maintenance and showing low space, maybe that was the case?
    Sunday, February 22, 2015 5:02 PM