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Task Scheduler Event Monitor Reference Guide

Task Scheduler Event Monitor

Checks on Windows Task Scheduler tasks and alerts based on status and results.

Overview

This event monitor connects to the Windows task scheduler and alerts about tasks that have been disabled or have missed recent runs. It can also check the last result status and warn based on what it finds.

Use Cases

  • Keeping tabs on specific tasks while ignoring others
  • Receiving alerts based on tasks that failed to run

Monitoring Options

This event monitor provides the following options:

Task Folder to Check

To check tasks in the top level of the Task Scheduler use "\" without the quotes. For other folders, enter the full folder path. For example: "\Microsoft\Windows\Autochk".

Alert with [Warning/Error/Critical] if the device cannot be contacted

Use this option to alert if the event monitor cannot connect to the network device.

Alert with [Warning/Error/Critical] if no tasks are found

Use this option to get alerts if the event monitor was able to connect to the task scheduler but no tasks were found.

Alert when more than a specified number of scheduled runs have been missed.

Tasks can miss runs for a variety of reasons including if the system was powered off during its scheduled run time. Use this option to get alerts about missed runs.

Alert with [Warning/Error/Critical] if any tasks are disabled

Use this option to get alerts when the event monitor detects any tasks that are disabled.

Alert with [Warning/Error/Critical] if the last result is not [value]

With this option, you can specify a last result that you expect to be returned by the task. The event monitor will alert you if any other result is returned.

Alert with [Warning/Error/Critical] if the last result matches [value]

With this option, you can specify a returned last result and get alerted if that result is returned by any run.

Only check the specific tasks

Use this option to tell the event monitor to only check the tasks that you specify. To specify multiple tasks, separate them using commas.

Alert with [Warning/Error/Critical] if any of the listed tasks are not found

Use this option if you have specified tasks to be checked and want to be alerted if they are not found.

Include a list of all tasks in all notifications.

With this option enabled, the event monitor will include a list of all the tasks it detected.

Authentication and Security

The account used to monitor this device must be a member of Distributed COM Users group.

Protocols

Data Points

This event monitor does not generate any data points.

Sample Output

Tutorial

To view the tutorial for this event monitor, click here.

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