A Guide to Viewing All Scheduled Maintenance Tasks in Windows 11

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The article provides a guide to Windows Automatic Maintenance (WAM), a feature on Windows 11 that performs various background tasks at a default time of 2 AM. Microsoft recommends keeping WAM enabled for tasks like updating the OS and apps, checking security, and scanning for malware. The article also outlines steps to list all WAM…

This article explains how to list all your device’s Windows Automatic Maintenance (WAM) tasks in Windows 11.

Windows Automatic Maintenance (WAM) is a feature that combines various background tasks and performs them all at once at a scheduled time, usually 2 AM by default.

WAM is enabled by default, and Microsoft recommends that it remain that way. Maintenance includes keeping the Windows operating system (OS) and applications up-to-date, checking security, and running scans for malware.

This setting can be configured in the Control Panel under System and Security > Security and Maintenance > Automatic Maintenance.

It is recommended that your Windows device run these tasks daily at the default time (2 AM). Howerver, if your device isn’t available during that time, you can schedule a different time for the tasks to run.

List all Windows Automatic Maintenance (WAM) tasks for your device

As mentioned above, Windows has built-in automatic maintenance tasks that must run daily. These include keeping the Windows operating system (OS) and applications up-to-date, checking security, and running scans for malware.

If you want to find or list all the tasks, use the steps below.

First, open the Windows Terminal app.

Then copy and paste the command below and press the Enter key.

Get-ScheduledTask | ? {$_.Settings.MaintenanceSettings} | Out-GridView

A pop-up window will open with a list of all your device’s Windows Automatic Maintenance (WAM) tasks.

List all automatic maintenance tasks in Windows 11

You can write the tasks list into a text file (WAM.txt) on your desktop.

Get-ScheduledTask | ? {$_.Settings.MaintenanceSettings} | Format-Table -AutoSize | Out-file -FilePath "$Env:userprofile\Desktop\WAM.txt"

That should do it!

Reference:

Microsoft Learn

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to list or view all your device’s Windows Automatic Maintenance (WAM) tasks. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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