How can I reset update orchestrator tasks to defaults?  


  1. Posts : 740
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
       #1

    How can I reset update orchestrator tasks to defaults?


    So I was hit with the bug people are talking about with pc being woke etc by update orchestrator.

    This happened on only 1 of my 3 pcs oddly enough after a recent update.

    Ages ago this happened and Id long since disabled wake timers for that very reason.

    Problem is - the pc in question wont sleep once it is awake, due to the same task.

    In an effort to sort this mess and regain parity amongst my 3 pcs, I used psexec to look at the update orchestrator folders amongst them.

    All 3 are slightly different and Im unsure which one is right or out of the box.

    I have noticed on my main pc Im not getting update notifications like on my secondary so thinking that may have something to do.

    Either way, Im looking for a way to get the folder back to stock. How windows sets it. A way to know which tasks should be present and how they should be set.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 56,676
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #2

    If I'm understanding correctly, you need to see what all the task should be and their normal settings.

    Here's mine, untouched by me, the way MS has it.

    Is this what you're looking for?

    How can I reset update orchestrator tasks to defaults?-2020-02-04_08h34_47.png
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 740
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    f14tomcat said:
    If I'm understanding correctly, you need to see what all the task should be and their normal settings.

    Here's mine, untouched by me, the way MS has it.

    Is this what you're looking for?

    How can I reset update orchestrator tasks to defaults?-2020-02-04_08h34_47.png
    That is more or less what im looking for. At least enough to get me started. Still looking for a way to delete/recreate the folder at defaults or something, but that'll at least let me know whats missing/extra in each of mine.

    for example just looking at the pc im working from now this is what I have

    How can I reset update orchestrator tasks to defaults?-image.png

    - - - Updated - - -

    seems your missing MusUx_UpdateInterval which I have on all 3 pc's and i believe is regarding displaying notifications of some sort.

    and im missing universal orchestrator start on 2 of my pcs. The one that does have it, is the one that wont sleep :P

    also worth noting my "Backup Scan" task is there, enabled, scheduled to run but has never been ran. trying to figure out what thats related to. I know i disabled windows defender auto scans at some level and thinking maybe its tied to that.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 56,676
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #4

    Tell ya what. I've taken the folder of the tasks from C:\Windows\System32\Tasks and put them in a zip file. They are of file type "FILE", but can be opened with notepad and are just html text with the settings for each. Here it is if it will help reconstruct or give you the data to enter.

    UpdateOrchestrator.zip

    How can I reset update orchestrator tasks to defaults?-2020-02-04_08h54_55.png
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 56,676
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #5

    You could replace the entire folder of orchestrator task with the one in the zip. I'd back it up first.
      My Computers


  6. Posts : 56,676
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #6

    The one you are missing, the Start, here is the exported task. Unzip it and use the option in Task Scheduler to Import it.

    Universal Orchestrator Start.zip
      My Computers


  7. Posts : 56,676
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #7

    Let me know if anything works.
      My Computers


  8. Posts : 740
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    sorry, was at the gym for a bit. Just got back and im going back at this. Thank you SO much for going through the effort to get all that together.

    I did try to export the start task from another pc and import it to mine, and if i recall, it gave me trouble. It was preliminary though and may not have started task scheduler as admin.

    Will keep ya posted how this goes

    Edit:
    got it sorted, and archived those zips god forbid :) Thanks again, appreciate it VERY much!
    Last edited by klepp0906; 05 Feb 2020 at 05:56.
      My Computer


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:53.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums