Background Task Manager

The Background Task Manager allows you to view, manage and organize tasks run in the background by NowSecure Lab.

Launching the Background Task Manager

The Background Task Manager can be launched at any time from the main NowSecure Lab toolbar by pressing the button shown below:

Launch Task Manager

This will open the Background Task Manager and you will be presented with its main interface:

Task Manager

Please note that the Background Task Manager only lists tasks run in the background by NowSecure Lab. If no tasks are currently running, the “Tasks” section will be empty. You can review tasks already run in the “History” tab.

Also, please note that updated progress will be displayed as available and may take time. A progress bar not moving (even at 0%) does NOT in itself indicate a frozen task.

Manage Running Tasks

The “Tasks” tab will display the currently running task as well as all tasks queued for execution once the running task finishes. You can quickly review the status of each task by looking at the “Status” column. You can also review the time elapsed since the task was started, its progress while being run, and when a potential timeout will occur if the task takes an unreasonable amount of time to complete.

Task Manager

Cancel Tasks

The Background Task Manager allows you to easily cancel any running or queued tasks:

  • You can cancel a task individually by right-clicking on it and clicking “Cancel”:

Cancel Tasks

You can also cancel all tasks in the queue, including any running ones, by clicking on the “Kill All” button.:

Cancel Tasks

Task History

You can easily review a history of all tasks that have been run in the background by clicking on the “History” tab. This history will not be available if NowSecure Lab restarts:

Task History

Any failed background tasks will also be shown in the history with a “failed” status.

Please review the logs using the Log Viewer from the Options menu to get more information on the task failure and send the logs to NowSecure using the “Send Logs” button to share potential issues with NowSecure.