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Anonymous
July 16, 2004 7:53:09 PM

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WinXP SP1 Home, Scheduled Tasks don't run since installing latest Security
Updates

I installed the latest WIN XP security updates: 841873, 839645, 840315,
842773 and 823353 [OE6_SP1] on 7/14 and tasks in the TaskScheduler haven't
been able to run since.

The error messages in the "SchedLog.txt" are:
1.)
"The attempt to log on to the account associated with the task failed,
therefore, the task did not run.
Verify that the task's Run-as name and password are valid and try again."

OR
2.)
"Unable to start task.
The specific error is:
0x80070006: The handle is invalid.
Try using the Task page Browse button to locate the application."

So far I have Uninstalled and verified TaskScheduler works without these
Critical Updates, then re-installed them and again lost the use of the
TaskScheduler.

I have gone through Knowledge Base Article - 308558 "How To Troubleshoot
Scheduled Tasks in Windows XP" without a possitive solution.

From Kelly's site I again ran "sthome.vbs" to allow tasks without passwords,
yet that didn't correct getting Error Message (1).

I Added a new Scheduled Task to see if only the old tasks were effected. The
new task got Error 2 the first time I tried it and then Error 1 since.

The real strange part is that if I manually try to run from the Right-click
menu, the first attempt will get Error 1, yet if I again right-click "Run"
within a few seconds of the failed attempt it will run from this second
attempt!

Looking for a solution that doesn't require uninstalling the Updates
permanently.

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Anonymous
July 17, 2004 10:00:30 PM

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"Phydeaux" <Phydeaux_435@erg_nospam_msinet.net> wrote:

>WinXP SP1 Home, Scheduled Tasks don't run since installing latest Security
>Updates
>
>I installed the latest WIN XP security updates: 841873, 839645, 840315,
>842773 and 823353 [OE6_SP1] on 7/14 and tasks in the TaskScheduler haven't
>been able to run since.

Same here. At first: the password was lost in all Task's properties
here by installing the update 841873. Deinstalling the update got TS
back working, but I had to re-type all passwords again. Seems to be a
problem with this update.

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Anonymous
July 17, 2004 10:00:31 PM

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Thorsten Matzner wrote:
> "Phydeaux" <Phydeaux_435@erg_nospam_msinet.net> wrote:
>
>> WinXP SP1 Home, Scheduled Tasks don't run since installing latest
>> Security Updates
>>
>> I installed the latest WIN XP security updates: 841873, 839645,
>> 840315, 842773 and 823353 [OE6_SP1] on 7/14 and tasks in the
>> TaskScheduler haven't been able to run since.
>
> Same here. At first: the password was lost in all Task's properties
> here by installing the update 841873. Deinstalling the update got TS
> back working, but I had to re-type all passwords again. Seems to be a
> problem with this update.


Thanks, I uninstalled only 841873 and "Okayed" all password boxes that
popped up (Kelly's password scipt works again!) and Scheduled Tasks again
run.

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Anonymous
July 20, 2004 10:14:31 PM

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"Phydeaux" <Phydeaux_435@erg_nospam_msinet.net> wrote:

>Thanks, I uninstalled only 841873 and "Okayed" all password boxes that
>popped up (Kelly's password scipt works again!) and Scheduled Tasks again
>run.

You are welcome.

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