Running Task Scheduler Diagnostics Reports

If the Task Scheduler did not run a scheduled task successfully, you can run the Task Scheduler Diagnostics reports to help determine the cause of the problem.

Task Scheduler Diagnostic reports help troubleshoot any problems you encounter with scheduled tasks. You can generate standard and filtered reports to see any exceptions that have occurred with the tasks.

To generate Task Scheduler Diagnostics reports:

  1. Click the Scheduler Diagnostics in the navigation bar.
  2. Click either Task Scheduler Diagnostics - Standard Report or Task Scheduler Diagnostics - Filter Report.
    Both reports display a list of Task Scheduler exceptions. The Standard report filters Scheduler exceptions by a specified date range and displays the results in reverse chronological order by Fire Time. The Filter Report, which also displays exceptions sorted in reverse chronological order by Fire Time, lets you filter the report by date range and exception category.
  3. Click Generate.
    If you selected the Task Scheduler Diagnostics - Filter Report, the Report Parameters page opens.
  4. Specify report parameters.
    For more information about report parameters, see Entering Parameters for Scheduled Reports.
  5. Click Generate to generate the report.

The following table describes the columns in the Task Scheduler Diagnostics Report.

Table 1. Task Scheduler Diagnostics Report Columns
Column Description
Task The name of the scheduled task.
Scheduled Time The time the package was scheduled to run.
Fire Time The actual time the package or job started. The field could be blank if the task never started.
Duration (Minutes) The difference between the Fire Time and the Scheduled Time in minutes. The field could be blank if the task never started.
Exception Category The type of exception.
Exception Description A brief description of the exception.