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Posted on 2004-11-19
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When I click on the Scheduled Tasks Icon under System Tools, nothing happens.
I tried creating a shorcut to it on my desktop it still does nothing.

I have a few scheduled backups in there i was thinking maybe one of them is corrupted, but unsure as to how i can remove them, since i cannot open the Scheduler itself.

Any help would be appreciated.

Also my application log is spammed with the following.

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      MSTask34
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      100
Date:            11/18/2004
Time:            1:16:17 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      SERVER1
Description:
The description for Event ID ( 100 ) in Source ( MSTask34 ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. The following information is part of the event: subprocess being unable to be killed, 5.
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by:KaliKoder
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Hello Vlandonator,

Can you answer the following:

- What happens when you open a command prompt and enter "at \\yourcomputernamehere" (without the quotes) Do you see any scheduled tasks ?

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by:KaliKoder
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If the scheduled tasks do show up when you run the above command. Then you can do the following to delete the tasks:

- "AT \\yourcomputernamehere /delete" and this would delete all your scheduled tasks

You should also check if the task scheduler service is running. To do so, click on start -> run -> type "services.msc" (without quotes) and hit enter. Once the services mmc comes up, look for the "Task Scheduler" service, is it running ok ?

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by:vladonator
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Thanks for the input, i am currently at another client's office, will try your suggestions in about an hour.
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by:vladonator
ID: 12630219
KaliKoder,
Under services it is running

at command prompt type at \\server1 Returns: No entries in the list, although i know there should be 3.

i tried deleting them... told me it would delete all jobs, so i did.

Now here is something wierd i went into control panel and clicked on scheduled tasks, and it works from control panel.

The link in start menu does not work, and for the briefest moment i noticed that window that appears when it is searching for a valid shortcut, because the current shortcut couldnt be found.

Typing at \\server1 /delete didnt remove the jobs either btw.

Although I was able to remove them.

Afterwards I rebooted and the shortcut is still invalid, sounds to me like something is amiss in my registry DOH!

Shortcut points to:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}

If any know how to repair this registry error, please post. thx


Here is another error that came up today:

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      MSTask34
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      107
Date:            11/19/2004
Time:            2:46:32 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      SERVER1
Description:
The description for Event ID ( 107 ) in Source ( MSTask34 ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. The following information is part of the event: subprocess is no longer active, 997.




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The shortcut you mentioned, is pointing to the correct location. However you might want to recreat it, to do so, you should goto start -> control panel -> open scheduled tasks -> right click the job and copy paste its shortcut on the desktop.

Regarding the errors you are getting. Is this server hosting Exchange ? Do you have SP4 installed on it ? I would recommend you re run SP4 on it, reboot and see if this problem still exsists. After you have installed / re-installed SP4 on your machine, make sure you go to windows update site and do all the critical hotfixes.

Windows SP4 is available from http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/sp4/ 

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by:vladonator
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It isnt the job shortcut that is bad, it is the scheduler shortcut itself.
Clicking Start --->Programs--->Accessories--->System Tools--->Scheduled Tasks:  does nothing. Windows complains about the shortcut link being invalid and wants to search for a correct link, then the dialog box which said that instantly dissapears.(Doesnt give me a chance to click on it)

I deleted all my backup jobs that were scheduled.

Going into the office this morning will try what you suggested.
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by:vladonator
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havent had a chance to try your suggestion yet, will have to try it on the weekend... will let ya know what happens.
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