0x80070005 Access denied task scheduler in windows xp sp 2 and windows 2003 server

This started happening after we upgraded from Windows 2000 AD to Windows 2008 AD.  I can schedule tasks just fine on the 2008 servers, but not on the XP SP2 PC or Windows 2003 servers.  I have tried all the suggested fixes on the microsoft website with no luck.
sactownraiders01Asked:
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Lets see if we can fix the permission error where ever it may be, Follow this article
http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2006/09/04/739820.aspx
 
I have used this numerous times and it works wonders
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HarkinsCommented:
This error code means that access to something is being denied. I have come across this error when trying to schedule backups. What tasks are you trying to run?
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
I am trying to schedule shutdown/restarts, it worked fine before the upgrade.  I have changed permissions on the scheduler and the shutdown executable, still no luck.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Also next time you need to add a question to another zone, use the request attention. Dont re-ask it.
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
Setting up the cmd.exe to run as a batch does not work, I also setup shutdown.exe to run as batch and still nothing.  the Domain admins account has also been granted full control over both those and that did not help either.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Try using psshutdown instead
 
http://www.ss64.com/nt/psshutdown.html
 
 create your scheduled task with this in the run
 
psshutdown @c:\Computers.txt -accepteula -r -f -c -t 120
computers.txt has the computers you want to shutdown/reboot listed 1 per line
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
Same error I can even schedule a task.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
try changing the "AT SERVICE ACCOUNT" by going to scheduled tasks>>>advanced tab
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
Nope same erro
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Are you using a blank password?
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
No I am using the domain administrator's password
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
when setting the "AT service" account try hitting "ok" instead of apply
http://www.petri.co.il/forums/showthread.php?t=23280 
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
There is no apply button only OK

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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
check your permissions on the %systemroot%\tasks folder you might have modified this in prep. for conficker
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
meant hitting "ok" when creating task
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
Check the permission on the task folder, I thought that might have been the issue also.  I only get finish when creating the task.
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
I did just try to modify an existing task and get the same error when just clicking OK.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
try doing without the wizard, go to scheduled task folder and right click in blank and select new
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
Nothing opens when I do that.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
have you tried ?

1. Stop the Task Scheduler
2. Delete all files in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\S-1-5-18
3. Restart the service
 
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
you might even try systaskfix
you can download from here
http://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2009/03_w13/120113/SysTaskFix.zip 
SysTaskFix.exe -fix
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
did both doesn't look like anything changed.  Doesn't appear as if the systaskfix even runs, I am not seeing anything on the screen after I click run.
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LedigimateCommented:
On the Windows 2003 servers, do you get the same error when using the schtasks.exe command line tool with the  /u and /p parameters?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814596/en-us
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
SCHTASKS /Create /SC DAILY /TN test /TR c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe /SD
 04/23/2009 /ST 21:00

Here is the error
ERROR: The specified task name already exists under some other user in the syste
m.

The task in not specified I check both the domain admins account and local admin account.  Delete everything under here  Delete all files in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\S-1-5-18
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LedigimateCommented:
Does
Schtasks /Query
yield any scheduled tasks in the results?
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
C:\>schtasks /query
INFO: There are no scheduled tasks present in the system.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Have you tried using a different admin account(even creating one if need be)?
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
Its running right now I will post the results as soon as it finishes.
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
IT WORKED! IT WORKED! IT WORKED! IT WORKED! IT WORKED! IT WORKED!
dstewartjr you are my f#$king hero!!!!  I am going to test it out on the rest of the server, but you just saved me a 3:00am trip to the office!
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Woo HOOO!!!!
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I believe the author wanted to accept #24209084 as the answer
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sactownraiders01Author Commented:
Yes dstewartjr should be getting ALL the points and credit for this fix.
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iiviitCommented:
Nice job dstewartjr, I had this same issue and this resolves it...thank you very much for your help!
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
iiviit
 
Your very welcome :-)
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