Windows Endpoint Security: Scheduled Tasks
In this lab, you'll become familiar with Windows scheduled tasks. By the end of this lab, you'll be able to investigate and manage scheduled tasks in the GUI, command line and PowerShell.
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Getting Started in the Lab Environment
Here are the initial instructions and explanation of the lab environment. Read this while your environment is busy creating itself from nothing. Yes, this violates physics; we know. How fun!
Introducing Scheduled Task Viewer
You will discover the Scheduled Task Viewer, and create a basic task.
Managing Task Scheduler via Command Line
You will discover how to create and manage scheduled tasks using the schtasks command.
Investigating Scheduled Tasks using PowerShell
You will investigate scheduled tasks using PowerShell.
Creating a Task using PowerShell
Leveraging the resources from previous challenges, the learner will create a task using PowerShell and then remove that scheduled task.
The Last Challenge
Welcome to the final challenge! This is your last chance to experiment in the environment. Clicking Finish Lab will end this little world that flittered into existence just for you.
Provided environment for hands-on practice
We will provide the credentials and environment necessary for you to practice right within your browser.
Follow along with the author’s guided walkthrough and build something new in your provided environment!
Did you know?
On average, you retain 75% more of your learning if you get time for practice.