Scheduled Tasks removal, NTLITE - 2.3.2.8500+,

AeonX

Active Member
Deactivating tasks manually is much more complicated than simply removing them. It is not enough just to change a registry entry from "1" to "0". schtasks tool applies various values to the registry that cannot be easily replicated. But removing is pretty easy, just remove some files or folders and some registry entries that are easy to track by task ID just Ctrl+F the ID in TaskCache key.

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Files and folders are located in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks
 

AeonX

Active Member
LTSC 2021 19044.1288 - Recommended Scheduled Tasks - keep/keep at Default settings, Here.
\Microsoft\Windows\Device Information\Device - It is removed by NTLite along with 'Telemetry Client'

\Microsoft\Windows\Device Setup\Metadata Refresh - I think this is not used if you disable the feature.
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I disable the feature and use a group policy. I disable the task too but this time I'll leave it enabled to test if it ever gets executed.
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Disable Device Metadata from Internet
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Device Metadata]
"PreventDeviceMetadataFromNetwork"=dword:00000001

; Disable Device Metadata from Internet (Group Policy)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Device Metadata]
"PreventDeviceMetadataFromNetwork"=dword:00000001

\Microsoft\Windows\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\SvcRestartTaskNetwork - You can disable this. It will only run when a new network is detected but if you leave SvcRestartTaskLogon enabled which runs every log on I see no need to leave SvcRestartTaskNetwork enabled as well. Maybe this is useful for someone who has a KMS server on the same network but I'm not sure. KMS_VL_ALL by abbodi disables this.
 

AeonX

Active Member
The following planned activities (apparently) seem not to be received; surely I did something wrong ???:
Scheduled Tasks / appuniverifierdaily = Remove​
Scheduled Tasks / appuniverifierinstall = Remove​
For me everyone I've tested works beautifully :) I removed these 2 plus some others.
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
i build my tasks files on a default install so i just take an educated guess. if the remainder get removed by a component removal great.
i/we can always adjust recommendations where needed, i know pmikep used a modified version of my 8.1 task file, great :)

disabling/removing scheduled tasks really does help an OS to behave itself, its a really welcome feature :)
 
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AeonX

Active Member
if the remainder get removed by a component removal great.
I meant that if this is removed with telemetry client then it probably isn't necessary (it should only be for collecting data from devices) and you can disable it too. But I'm not sure, I've never seen this task on my system as I always remove telemetry client :p

i/we can always adjust recommendations where needed
Yes of course that's why I commented :)
 

xwing

Member
Can autor add some presets for Scheduled Tasks?
- privacy
- gaming
- disable all not neceessary
 
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