How do I remotely access Scheduled Tasks from Windows XP to Windows Server 2003?

Roger Upole rupole at
Sat Jun 30 19:55:49 CEST 2007

"kj7ny" wrote:
> How can I access and manipulate Scheduled Tasks in Windows using
> Python?
> I have a Windows XP workstation running Python 2.4.4 using the
> win32all modules to control the windows services on multiple Windows
> 2003 servers.  It works great.
> However, I also need to remotely collect the settings for the
> scheduled tasks (on those same Windows 2003 servers) and then
> manipulate those task settings.
> At the very least, I need to find out which ones are enabled and then
> be able to disable and re-enable those tasks at will.  It would be
> better to be able to also detect the account each task runs as so that
> I could only disable selected tasks, but I'll any help I can get.
> Thanks,

Pywin32 comes with a module that lets you do this, win32com.taskscheduler.
You can use PyITaskScheduler.SetTargetComputer to access tasks on remote


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