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Task Status is always empty

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    Task Status is always empty


    Following this Windows 8.1 refuses to sleep thread I went to look for the task mentioned and I see no tasks have run. It has been this way since day one of this computer and doesn't matter what time period I select (last hour, 24h, 7 days, 30 days).

    Why would it show no tasks, when clearly I have some set to run and they do run and complete? Plus there are other tasks that I didn't set that run as well.

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    EDIT: - Same issue for me... but you can run as your normal user and look here to see the last run time:
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    You have right click and run Task Scheduler as Administrator.
    Where exactly in 8.1? Using Charms Bar I search "Task Scheduler" it brings up "Schedule Tasks" and right clicking does nothing. Alternatively if I go through Control Panel "Schedule Tasks" has the administrator shield next to it so I assume I am opening as the administrator (that is me) but I still get the same empty box.
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    I just edited my earlier post - run as administrator doesn't help - I was looking in the active tasks - sorry about that. I have same issue as you.

    You can see the last run date/time if you select the Task Scheduler Library like the screen shot above (at least I can).
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    Wondering how the user I linked in my OP was able to do it? See his posted screenshot. Different than what you show.
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    This perhaps? No scheduled tasks running in Windows 7

    I turned on Enable All Tasks History on the action tab and new task runs are now showing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    This perhaps? No scheduled tasks running in Windows 7

    I turned on Enable All Tasks History on the action tab and new task runs are now showing up.

    EDIT: add picture
    Bingo! I also turned on Enable All Task History about 45 minutes ago and there are already two tasks showing where before there were none. Mark this one solved. Thanks!
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    A pleasure - I learned something too
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