community.windows.win_scheduled_task_stat module – Get information about Windows Scheduled Tasks

Note

This module is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.11.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.windows.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.windows.win_scheduled_task_stat.

Synopsis

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

name

string

The name of the scheduled task to get information for.

If name is set and exists, will return information on the task itself.

path

string

The folder path where the task lives.

Default: "\\"

See Also

See also

community.windows.win_scheduled_task

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_scheduled_task module.

Examples

- name: Get information about a folder
  community.windows.win_scheduled_task_stat:
    path: \folder name
  register: task_folder_stat

- name: Get information about a task in the root folder
  community.windows.win_scheduled_task_stat:
    name: task name
  register: task_stat

- name: Get information about a task in a custom folder
  community.windows.win_scheduled_task_stat:
    path: \folder name
    name: task name
  register: task_stat

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

actions

list / elements=string

A list of actions.

Returned: name is specified and task exists

Sample: [{"Arguments": "/c echo hi", "Id": null, "Path": "cmd.exe", "Type": "TASK_ACTION_EXEC", "WorkingDirectory": null}]

folder_exists

boolean

Whether the folder set at path exists.

Returned: always

Sample: true

folder_task_count

integer

The number of tasks that exist in the folder.

Returned: always

Sample: 2

folder_task_names

list / elements=string

A list of tasks that exist in the folder.

Returned: always

Sample: ["Task 1", "Task 2"]

principal

complex

Details on the principal configured to run the task.

Returned: name is specified and task exists

display_name

string

The name of the user/group that is displayed in the Task Scheduler UI.

Sample: "Administrator"

group_id

string

The group that will run the task.

Sample: "BUILTIN\\Administrators"

id

string

The ID for the principal.

Sample: "Author"

logon_type

string

The logon method that the task will run with.

Sample: "TASK_LOGON_INTERACTIVE_TOKEN"

run_level

string

The level of user rights used to run the task.

Sample: "TASK_RUNLEVEL_LUA"

user_id

string

The user that will run the task.

Sample: "SERVER\\Administrator"

registration_info

complex

Details on the task registration info.

Returned: name is specified and task exists

author

string

The author os the task.

Sample: "SERVER\\Administrator"

date

string

The date when the task was register.

Sample: "2017-01-01T10:00:00"

description

string

The description of the task.

Sample: "task description"

documentation

string

The documentation of the task.

Sample: "task documentation"

security_descriptor

string

The security descriptor of the task.

Sample: "security descriptor"

source

string

The source of the task.

Sample: "source"

uri

string

The URI/path of the task.

Sample: "\\task\\task name"

version

string

The version of the task.

Sample: "1.0"

settings

complex

Details on the task settings.

Returned: name is specified and task exists

allow_demand_start

boolean

Whether the task can be started by using either the Run command of the Context menu.

Sample: true

allow_hard_terminate

boolean

Whether the task can terminated by using TerminateProcess.

Sample: true

compatibility

integer

The compatibility level of the task

Sample: 2

delete_expired_task_after

string

The amount of time the Task Scheduler will wait before deleting the task after it expires.

Sample: "PT10M"

disallow_start_if_on_batteries

boolean

Whether the task will not be started if the computer is running on battery power.

Sample: false

disallow_start_on_remote_app_session

boolean

Whether the task will not be started when in a remote app session.

Sample: true

enabled

boolean

Whether the task is enabled.

Sample: true

execution_time_limit

string

The amount of time allowed to complete the task.

Sample: "PT72H"

hidden

boolean

Whether the task is hidden in the UI.

Sample: false

idle_settings

dictionary

The idle settings of the task.

Sample: {"idle_duration": "PT10M", "restart_on_idle": false, "stop_on_idle_end": true, "wait_timeout": "PT1H"}

maintenance_settings

string

The maintenance settings of the task.

mulitple_instances

integer

Indicates the behaviour when starting a task that is already running.

Sample: 2

network_settings

dictionary

The network settings of the task.

Sample: {"id": null, "name": null}

priority

integer

The priority level of the task.

Sample: 7

restart_count

integer

The number of times that the task will attempt to restart on failures.

Sample: 0

restart_interval

string

How long the Task Scheduler will attempt to restart the task.

Sample: "PT15M"

run_only_id_idle

boolean

Whether the task will run if the computer is in an idle state.

Sample: true

run_only_if_network_available

boolean

Whether the task will run only when a network is available.

Sample: false

start_when_available

boolean

Whether the task can start at any time after its scheduled time has passed.

Sample: false

stop_if_going_on_batteries

boolean

Whether the task will be stopped if the computer begins to run on battery power.

Sample: true

use_unified_scheduling_engine

boolean

Whether the task will use the unified scheduling engine.

Sample: false

volatile

boolean

Whether the task is volatile.

Sample: false

wake_to_run

boolean

Whether the task will wake the computer when it is time to run the task.

Sample: false

state

complex

Details on the state of the task

Returned: name is specified and task exists

last_run_time

string

The time the registered task was last run.

Sample: "2017-09-20T20:50:00"

last_task_result

integer

The results that were returned the last time the task was run.

Sample: 267009

next_run_time

string

The time when the task is next scheduled to run.

Sample: "2017-09-20T22:50:00"

number_of_missed_runs

integer

The number of times a task has missed a scheduled run.

Sample: 1

status

string

The status of the task, whether it is running, stopped, etc.

Sample: "TASK_STATE_RUNNING"

task_exists

boolean

Whether the task at the folder exists.

Returned: name is specified

Sample: true

triggers

list / elements=string

A list of triggers.

Returned: name is specified and task exists

Sample: [{"delay": "PT15M", "enabled": true, "end_boundary": null, "execution_time_limit": null, "id": null, "repetition": {"duration": null, "interval": null, "stop_at_duration_end": false}, "start_boundary": null, "type": "TASK_TRIGGER_BOOT"}, {"days_of_month": "5,15,30", "enabled": true, "end_boundary": null, "execution_time_limit": null, "id": null, "months_of_year": "june,december", "random_delay": null, "repetition": {"duration": null, "interval": null, "stop_at_duration_end": false}, "run_on_last_day_of_month": true, "start_boundary": "2017-09-20T03:44:38", "type": "TASK_TRIGGER_MONTHLY"}]

Authors

  • Jordan Borean (@jborean93)