Windows 10: Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10

Discus and support Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; How to: Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10 How to Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10 Automatic... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by Brink, May 11, 2018.

  1. Brink Win User

    Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10


    How to: Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10

    How to Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10


    Automatic Maintenance is when Windows automatically runs maintenance on a daily schedule when you're not using your computer.

    This includes tasks such as software updates, Windows Updates, security scanning, and system diagnostics. This maintenance will run daily if you aren't using your computer at the time you've chosen. If your computer is in use at the scheduled time or maintenance is behind schedule, Automatic Maintenance will run the next time the computer is not being used.

    The goal of Automatic Maintenance is to combine all background maintenance activity in Windows and help third-party developers add their maintenance activity to Windows without negatively impacting performance and energy efficiency. Additionally, Automatic Maintenance enables users as well as enterprises to be in control of maintenance activity scheduling and configuration.

    You can use the Automatic Maintenance Activation Boundary policy to specify a daily scheduled time at which Automatic Maintenance starts.
    • If you enable this policy setting and specify a time, the Run maintenance tasks daily at Automatic Maintenance setting will be grayed out and cannot be changed.
    • If you set this policy setting to the default Not Configured or disable it, the Run maintenance tasks daily at Automatic Maintenance setting can be changed.
    This tutorial will show you how to specify a daily scheduled time to run Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10.

    *note You must be signed in as an administrator to specify an Automatic Maintenance time.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run Policy in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run Policy in Registry Editor

    EXAMPLE: When Automatic Maintenance time is specified

    Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10 [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run Policy in Local Group Policy Editor
    *note The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two.

    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Maintenance Scheduler


    Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of Maintenance Scheduler in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Automatic Maintenance Activation Boundary policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (specify) or step 6 (default) below for what you would like to do.


    5. To Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run
    A) Select (dot) Enabled, enter a data value from the table below for the time you want in the Regular maintenance activation boundary field under Options, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    [table][tr][td]Time[/td] [td]Date Value[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]12:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T00:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]1:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T01:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]2:00 AM - default[/td] [td]2001-01-01T02:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]3:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T03:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]4:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T04:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]5:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T05:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]6:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T06:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]7:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T07:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]8:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T08:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]9:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T09:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]10:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T10:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]11:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T11:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]12:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T12:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]1:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T13:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]2:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T14:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]3:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T15:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]4:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T16:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]5:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T17:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]6:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T18:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]7:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T19:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]8:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T20:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]9:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T21:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]10:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T22:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]11:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T23:00:00[/td] [/tr] [/table]


    6. Default Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run Policy
    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)

    *note Not Configured is the default setting.


    Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    8. You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run Policy in Registry Editor
    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Task Scheduler\Maintenance

    *note If you do not have a Task Scheduler key, right click on the Windows key, click/tap on New, click/tap on Key, type Task Scheduler for the name, and press Enter.

    *note If you do not have a Maintenance key, right click on the Task Scheduler key, click/tap on New, click/tap on Key, type Maintenance for the name, and press Enter.


    Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of the Maintenance key, double click/tap on the Activation Boundary string value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

    *note If you do not have a Activation Boundary string value, right click on an empty area in the right pane of the Maintenance key, click/tap on New, click/tap on String Value, type Activation Boundary for the name, and press Enter.

    4. Enter a data value from the table below for the time you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    [table][tr][td]Time[/td] [td]Date Value[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]12:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T00:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]1:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T01:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]2:00 AM - default[/td] [td]2001-01-01T02:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]3:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T03:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]4:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T04:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]5:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T05:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]6:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T06:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]7:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T07:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]8:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T08:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]9:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T09:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]10:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T10:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]11:00 AM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T11:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]12:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T12:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]1:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T13:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]2:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T14:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]3:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T15:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]4:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T16:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]5:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T17:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]6:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T18:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]7:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T19:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]8:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T20:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]9:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T21:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]10:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T22:00:00[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]11:00 PM[/td] [td]2001-01-01T23:00:00[/td] [/tr] [/table]

    5. You can now close Registry Editor if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


    Related Tutorials

    :)
     
    Brink, May 11, 2018
    #1
  2. P4-630 Win User

    Can I have a tray icon for automatic maintenance windows 10

    On windows 8.1 it did always a windows defender scan with automatic maintenance, since I'm using defender on this 10 laptop, I think it will scan on this laptop as well when it does maintenance.
     
    P4-630, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. P4-630 Win User
    Can I have a tray icon for automatic maintenance windows 10

    The weird thing is, I have set the automatic maintenance at 12.00 since I have lunch at that time but it didn't run yet today ... Or perhaps it doesn't run everyday like on windows 8.1?

    (I did set the windows module installer service to manual though but I don't think it has anything to do with this maintenance)
     
    P4-630, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. gdallsk Win User

    Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10

    Can I have a tray icon for automatic maintenance windows 10

    If you only use an SSD, this maintenance would probably won’t give you anything benefits anyway, the TRIM commands are part of disk optimization tool, and that can be scheduled separately.
     
    gdallsk, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. Rong Jie Win User
    Questions about Automatic Maintenance

    I am not sure if there is a better name for Automatic Maintenance, I am referring to Control Panel > System and Security > Security and Maintenance > Maintenance > Automatic Maintenance.

    How I know defragmentation is part of Automatic Maintenance:

    • Open Defragmenter.
    • Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Security and Maintenance > Maintenance > Automatic Maintenance.
    • Start Maintenance.
    • Go back to defragmenter, you will see it starts running.
    Since Automatic Maintenance will try to run during idle time and defragmentation is part of it, my HDD is being (partially) defragmented everyday. Is it harmful to my HDD?
     
    Rong Jie, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. gdallsk Win User
    Can I have a tray icon for automatic maintenance windows 10

    Ah yes, of course, almost forgot about that *Big Grin Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10 :D
    Yeah, the scan happens daily, defender will give you scan reports at the end of the week in your Notification Center.
     
    gdallsk, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
Thema:

Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10

Loading...
  1. Specify Automatic Maintenance Time to Run in Windows 10 - Similar Threads - Specify Automatic Maintenance

  2. Windows is unable to run automatic maintenance, The maintenance schedule is unavailable‘

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Windows is unable to run automatic maintenance, The maintenance schedule is unavailable‘: I can't start Maintenance in Windows 10 Home it shows last ran 10/26/19 any time I try to run I get a popup "Windows is unable to run automatic maintenance, The maintenance schedule is unavailable‘" I have tried to run SFC/ scannow no problems found, I have run DISM Tool, all...
  3. Automatic Maintenance

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Automatic Maintenance: This feature was accessed about 45 minutes ago and is still running. How do I get it to complete the maintenance, please? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/automatic-maintenance/40119d17-0c2e-41b4-9982-19d4ec0cfe38
  4. automatic maintenance win 10

    in Windows 10 Customization
    automatic maintenance win 10: i want to disable this feature how to do it? as i have new ssd if this defragments my ssd it may be bad for my ssd https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/automatic-maintenance-win-10/833e5b55-d483-407f-8341-4606edf1e27d
  5. Windows is unable to run Automatic Maintenance

    in Windows 10 News
    Windows is unable to run Automatic Maintenance: [ATTACH] Windows comes with an inbuilt Automatic Maintenance feature which takes care of important tasks like security updating and scanning, Windows software updates, Disk Defragmentation, Disk Volume Errors, System Diagnostics, etc. If you receive an error which says...
  6. Overnight Automatic Maintenance Never Runs

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    Overnight Automatic Maintenance Never Runs: Just wondering if anyone has a Win10 desktop that actually wakes up overnight, does automatic maintenance and then goes back to sleep. My PC has never done it. Auto maintenance does run if I stop using my computer and let it idle. According to Microsoft, if one uses the...
  7. Automatic Maintenance Bug?

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    Automatic Maintenance Bug?: I did am no Malware. Also it has not done it again since the reboot.
  8. Disable automatic maintenance?

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    Disable automatic maintenance?: Since the task Idle Maintenance and Regular Maintenance does not present in Task Scheduler anymore in Windows 10, does anyone know how to disable automatic maintenance? 17025
  9. Automatic maintenance and windows.old

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    Automatic maintenance and windows.old: I know windows.old can be purged by the user but I am curious about how often disk clean up runs as part of automatic maintenance. After the upgrade to fall creators both our machines were left with sizeable 20 odd gigs of windows.old i left it about ten days and then gave...
  10. Enable or Disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10

    in Windows 10 Tutorials
    Enable or Disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10: How to: Enable or Disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10 How to Enable or Disable Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10 Automatic Maintenance is when Windows automatically runs maintenance on a daily schedule when you're not using your computer. This includes...