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  • I would like to be able to view and change Scheduled Tasks on remote Server 2003 machines by browsing to them or using a UNC path. Logging into the remote servers is not a desirable solution for me. I am using Windows 7 RTM.
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 3:53 PM

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  • In Task Scheduler, click Action->Connect to another computer.

    Also you can open MMC, add the Task Scheduler snap-in and connect to the Windows Server 2003 computer, you can save the snap-in as a shortcut. Then it is convenience to open it.

    1. Enter “mmc” in the Start Search box.
    2. Click File->Add/Remove Snap-in.
    3. In the left column, select “Task Scheduler”. Click Add.
    4. Choose “Another computer”. Enter the correct IP address or computer name. You can also browse for the computer.
    5. Click File->Save As to save it.


    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Monday, September 28, 2009 2:52 AM
    Wednesday, September 23, 2009 9:10 AM

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  • In Task Scheduler, click Action->Connect to another computer.

    Also you can open MMC, add the Task Scheduler snap-in and connect to the Windows Server 2003 computer, you can save the snap-in as a shortcut. Then it is convenience to open it.

    1. Enter “mmc” in the Start Search box.
    2. Click File->Add/Remove Snap-in.
    3. In the left column, select “Task Scheduler”. Click Add.
    4. Choose “Another computer”. Enter the correct IP address or computer name. You can also browse for the computer.
    5. Click File->Save As to save it.


    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Monday, September 28, 2009 2:52 AM
    Wednesday, September 23, 2009 9:10 AM
  • Hi Arthur.

    1.  Does this mean that we are unable to browse to and manage scheduled tasks or remote computers using a UNC path in Windows 7?  I have not found any answer to this question anywhere so far.  I want to know if the functionality is just plain gone, or if there is a setting somewhere I need to configure.  The suggested work-around is a poor substitute for the functionality available in XP.

    2. So I have to create an MMC with each remote computer in my network in  order to view or troubleshoot scheduled tasks remotely?

    3. Using this method, I am getting a permission denied error when I attempt to add in scheduled task on a remote computer, but I am a domain admin and have the correct network permission.  From any XP or 2K3 server I have this permission, but not from Windows 7?

    4.  What I am generally finding with windows 7 is that tasks that were simple to accomplish in XP now take many more steps in Window 7, or require goofy work-arounds.

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010 7:20 PM
  • I am having the same issue, when I follow your instructions I receive the following error: You do not have permission to access this computer.

    I have even attempted going through XP Mode (from a win7 workstation x64 joined to our domian) and still cannot gain access. I even tried starting mmc with the runas command using our domain administrator account info with no luck.

    When I try from a regular XP workstation on our domain it works fine with all the same accounts so I know it is not them.

     

    Any suggestion?

     

    Thanks

    Monday, August 9, 2010 3:44 PM
  • have you had any luck with this ?   i am having the same issue and have not found a workaround that allows access other than using a real xp box.

     

    thanks

    Monday, August 9, 2010 3:46 PM
  • Sorry I have to ask but do MS moderators actually try the suggestions they post? 

    The reason I ask is that when I connect to another computer (2003 server R2 x64) from my Windows 7 x64 enterprise (all latest security updates and patches both) I appear to connect but when I slect the library I get a dialog "Task Scheduler service is not available.  Task Scheduler will attempt to reconnect to it."

    After I click the OK button on the bottom the same dialog reappears almost instantly - I can't close it using the X at the top - nothing, have to use task manager to kill the freaking thing.

    Now I know task scheduler is available because I can remote into the box and use it, I can also do this same action in Windows XP, so what is the problem with Windows 7?!

    I guess it's my contribution and hilarious to the guys in our dev shop when I show them this little bug and comment "Windows 7 was MY idea!".

    Would appreciate any help of course, if a mod wants to actually try their suggestion with the same OS types before posting.

    Thanks,

    Friday, September 17, 2010 4:05 PM
  • I know this is an old post, but does anyone have an answer for this issue?

    Thanks

    Sunday, March 20, 2011 11:28 PM
  • If you just browse to the machine through another Server 2003 machine using Windows Explorer you can see the scheduled task folder and access it. You have to have admin access on the remote server to modify the scheduled tasks.

     

     

     

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 3:52 PM
  • Yes, obviously. But the question was about accessing tasks on a XP machine from a windows 7 machine.
    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 4:02 PM
  •  Microsoft,

    \\xpcomputer or \\2003server does not contain the scheduled tasks when viewed from a windows 7 machine.

    >Click here to view full size

     

    and while i can point computer management to xpcomputer and view xpcomputer's event logs, local users and groups, shares, performance monitors, device manager, and services, (since i am a local admin, after all) i CANNOT open the task scheduler.

    please advise.

    Friday, July 29, 2011 3:30 PM
  • Like John_Curtiss above, I've run into the same issues. Can't manage scheduled tasks on Winodws XP AT ALL with Windows 7. Can't browse them either. While it works to use an MMC and add several servers to Task Scheduler when you're just managing one task on one server, if--like me--you want to replicate many tasks across several machines, this is horribly inefficient. I've been using XP to accomplish this instead. Surely there's a better way--and please don't tell me to use a script. I have nothing against them, but that's a step backwards...may as well be using Linux at that point.
    Friday, November 4, 2011 9:10 PM
  • MMC task scheduler snapin allows me to see and manage tasks from other machines under windows 7 - however I cant see an option to trigger the task to run. Am i missing something? It used to be as easy as right click run on XP.

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:28 AM
  • I think there's an option in windows 7 task properties to allow a task to be run on demand. Do you have that set?

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:56 PM