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scheduled tasks not starting

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rarewolf, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. rarewolf

    rarewolf Flightless Bird

    I 've searched this problem and tried the remedy posted at Kelley's
    Corner, ... e.g.,
    http://groups.google.com/group/micr...scheduled+tasks+not+starting#1e99f240e1f3e1c9
    but it didn't prove to be a remedy in my case.

    I have 2 scheduled tasks which run a BAT files that xcopy files from
    selected directories to external archive drives. I've configured them
    to run with no one logged on, and indicated to run as administrator.
    Usually, these will run early in the AM with a power user logged on
    and the computer locked.

    These are not running automatically, with the status indicating "could
    not start". Entries in the schedlgu.txt file indicate (e.g.) :
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    11:52:28 AM ** ERROR **
    The attempt to retrieve account information for the specified task
    failed; therefore, the task did not run. Either an error occurred, or
    no account information existed for the task.
    The specific error is:
    0x8004130f: No account information could be found in the Task
    Scheduler security database for the task indicated.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    I can get these to run again, and generally for a couple more times,
    by going to the task's properties and simply re-entering the
    administrator's password. The task will manually run when it wouldn't
    before. It's as if the task is simply forgetting the admin's pw after
    running a couple of times and I'd really like to fix this problem.

    Please adive ... TIA :eek:)
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "rarewolf" <rarewolf@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:86ea82ca-f247-4605-a69a-1b3b0341af4a@22g2000vbg.googlegroups.com...
    > I 've searched this problem and tried the remedy posted at Kelley's
    > Corner, ... e.g.,
    > http://groups.google.com/group/micr...scheduled+tasks+not+starting#1e99f240e1f3e1c9
    > but it didn't prove to be a remedy in my case.
    >
    > I have 2 scheduled tasks which run a BAT files that xcopy files from
    > selected directories to external archive drives. I've configured them
    > to run with no one logged on, and indicated to run as administrator.
    > Usually, these will run early in the AM with a power user logged on
    > and the computer locked.
    >
    > These are not running automatically, with the status indicating "could
    > not start". Entries in the schedlgu.txt file indicate (e.g.) :
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
    > 11:52:28 AM ** ERROR **
    > The attempt to retrieve account information for the specified task
    > failed; therefore, the task did not run. Either an error occurred, or
    > no account information existed for the task.
    > The specific error is:
    > 0x8004130f: No account information could be found in the Task
    > Scheduler security database for the task indicated.
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    > I can get these to run again, and generally for a couple more times,
    > by going to the task's properties and simply re-entering the
    > administrator's password. The task will manually run when it wouldn't
    > before. It's as if the task is simply forgetting the admin's pw after
    > running a couple of times and I'd really like to fix this problem.
    >
    > Please adive ... TIA :eek:)


    This is usually the result of using an account with a blank password.
     
  3. Lem

    Lem Flightless Bird

    rarewolf wrote:
    > I 've searched this problem and tried the remedy posted at Kelley's
    > Corner, ... e.g.,
    > http://groups.google.com/group/micr...scheduled+tasks+not+starting#1e99f240e1f3e1c9
    > but it didn't prove to be a remedy in my case.
    >
    > I have 2 scheduled tasks which run a BAT files that xcopy files from
    > selected directories to external archive drives. I've configured them
    > to run with no one logged on, and indicated to run as administrator.
    > Usually, these will run early in the AM with a power user logged on
    > and the computer locked.
    >
    > These are not running automatically, with the status indicating "could
    > not start". Entries in the schedlgu.txt file indicate (e.g.) :
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
    > 11:52:28 AM ** ERROR **
    > The attempt to retrieve account information for the specified task
    > failed; therefore, the task did not run. Either an error occurred, or
    > no account information existed for the task.
    > The specific error is:
    > 0x8004130f: No account information could be found in the Task
    > Scheduler security database for the task indicated.
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    > I can get these to run again, and generally for a couple more times,
    > by going to the task's properties and simply re-entering the
    > administrator's password. The task will manually run when it wouldn't
    > before. It's as if the task is simply forgetting the admin's pw after
    > running a couple of times and I'd really like to fix this problem.
    >
    > Please adive ... TIA :eek:)


    I assume that the account under which the task is scheduled to run has a
    password (sounds like it, from your description). If not, the task won't
    run.

    Try scheduling a task using the AT command (which uses the system
    account to run the task). Open a Command Prompt window and type
    at /?
    for parameter info. Also see
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490866.aspx

    For example:
    at /every:M,T,W,Th,F,S,Su 02:30 "C:/Program Files\Erunt\autoback.bat"

    --
    Lem

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