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Review Your Windows Task Scheduler: It Can Impact Your SQL Server Performance

Mark Varnas
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What is the Windows Task Scheduler?

It is a Windows component that can schedule programs to run at predefined times or after specified time intervals.

Why should you care about it?

Sometimes, non-SQL-related tasks are scheduled to start during SQL peak times without your knowledge, potentially impacting performance.

How to check it?

  1. Use the Windows search box and search for Task Scheduler.
  1. Click on the Task Scheduler Library to list all the schedules.

How to fix it?

  1. See what can be removed.
  2. If the task must remain, schedule it away from SQL peak times.

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Mark Varnas
Founder | CEO | SQL Veteran
Hey, I'm Mark, one of the guys behind Red9. I make a living performance tuning SQL Servers and making them more stable. I channel my SQL into our SQL Managed Services, SQL Consulting and our internal database products.

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