Windows – How to stop/start a scheduled task on a remote computer programmatically

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I want to write a script that will stop a scheduled task on a remote computer, do some stuff, and then start the schedule task back up.

How can I do it?

Best Solution

Here's what I found.

stop:

schtasks /end /s <machine name> /tn <task name>

start:

schtasks /run /s <machine name> /tn <task name>


C:\>schtasks /?

SCHTASKS /parameter [arguments]

Description:
    Enables an administrator to create, delete, query, change, run and
    end scheduled tasks on a local or remote system. Replaces AT.exe.

Parameter List:
    /Create         Creates a new scheduled task.

    /Delete         Deletes the scheduled task(s).

    /Query          Displays all scheduled tasks.

    /Change         Changes the properties of scheduled task.

    /Run            Runs the scheduled task immediately.

    /End            Stops the currently running scheduled task.

    /?              Displays this help message.

Examples:
    SCHTASKS
    SCHTASKS /?
    SCHTASKS /Run /?
    SCHTASKS /End /?
    SCHTASKS /Create /?
    SCHTASKS /Delete /?
    SCHTASKS /Query  /?
    SCHTASKS /Change /?