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Can't access computer's Task Scheduler

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I am on a Win Server Standard FE box and am trying to access a WinXP's task scheduler but I get a "You do not have permission to access this computer." whenever I do.

-Both the Task Scheduler and Remote Registry server are running and I even restarted them just to test
-I can access the computers services but as soon as I go to the task scheduler I get the above error
-I disabled the windows firewall
-I can navigate to C:\Windows\Tasks and see the current tasks
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by:Pieter Jordaan
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Are you in the 'domain admins' group, or a user in the 'Administrators' list on the remote computer ?
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Domain Admins
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Nope.  I can access the user's registry remotely.  I went in and added the domain admins permission to that folder anyway and still cannot access the user's Task Scheduler.
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Lets look at your registry permissions on the XP machine.

Goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurePipeServers using 'regedit'

Right click on SecurePipeServers, and select 'Permissions'
Add "LOCAL SERVICE" to the list, and select 'Full Control'

Then try it again.
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by:jkoslowski
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nope
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Pieter Jordaan earned 250 total points
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Do you have access to another Windows XP machine ?
Lets see if you can connect from one to the other.

Perhaps the 'remote registry' client on Windows 2008 is not backward compatible with the service on XP.
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by:Pieter Jordaan
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Please also check if your "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" service is running, and set it to auto start.
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by:jkoslowski
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Hmm, it works from another XP machine but not from the server or from Windows Standard Server SP2.
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by:Pieter Jordaan
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Install service pack 3 and all the updates.

You should offer more points next time. =)
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Roger, first time using this place.
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