Scheduled Task

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Recently, I reinstalled Windows XP and the task scheduler looks alright. Then
I copied the task from the previous system directly into the
C:\Windows\Tasks. Now all my task is missing the front two tabs. I should
normally have 4 tabs (Task, Schedule, Settings and Security). Now I only
have 2 tabs (Settings and Security).
What can I do to enable the front two tabs again? Even newly created tabs
have only the two tabs. The newly created task would still run, but I cannot
update them anymore. Any advice?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Sounds odd , check the permissions on the tasks folder.
    This article will aid you in checking NTFS permissions in XP.
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418

    Please see if your user account has the correct permissions both on that
    folder and on the system, under computer management.
    ( right click my computer , click manage , open up local users and groups ,
    then locate your user account under users ,check if you are a member of the
    administrators group. )

    You could also try renaming the TASKS folder , I say rename , not delete.
    See if the new tasks appear as normal. ( Since I don't know if this will
    work.)
    --
    ________
    NIC
    ----------
    Savage
    ________


    "Nga" wrote:

    > Recently, I reinstalled Windows XP and the task scheduler looks alright. Then
    > I copied the task from the previous system directly into the
    > C:\Windows\Tasks. Now all my task is missing the front two tabs. I should
    > normally have 4 tabs (Task, Schedule, Settings and Security). Now I only
    > have 2 tabs (Settings and Security).
    > What can I do to enable the front two tabs again? Even newly created tabs
    > have only the two tabs. The newly created task would still run, but I cannot
    > update them anymore. Any advice?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    I do not have the security tab on my Tasks folder. I only have the General
    Tab. Although, I do see the security tab on the System and on Windows folder.
    The strange thing is that although I am in the administrators group, when I
    do a Effective Permissions on the Windows folder, it says I do not have any
    access. I'll add my name to the Windows permission with full control and see
    if I can propagate this to all the subfolders. Not much experience on ACL,
    so, hope my system can still startup.

    I've done the rename part, and the system automatically creates a new Tasks
    folder. But the problem persist.

    Thank you for your input. If you have any more ideas, please do let me know.
    My alternative is to use AT, which works (Urgh!!) or to resinstall again
    (double urgh!!).

    "Savage" wrote:

    > Sounds odd , check the permissions on the tasks folder.
    > This article will aid you in checking NTFS permissions in XP.
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418
    >
    > Please see if your user account has the correct permissions both on that
    > folder and on the system, under computer management.
    > ( right click my computer , click manage , open up local users and groups ,
    > then locate your user account under users ,check if you are a member of the
    > administrators group. )
    >
    > You could also try renaming the TASKS folder , I say rename , not delete.
    > See if the new tasks appear as normal. ( Since I don't know if this will
    > work.)
    > --
    > ________
    > NIC
    > ----------
    > Savage
    > ________
    >
    >
    > "Nga" wrote:
    >
    > > Recently, I reinstalled Windows XP and the task scheduler looks alright. Then
    > > I copied the task from the previous system directly into the
    > > C:\Windows\Tasks. Now all my task is missing the front two tabs. I should
    > > normally have 4 tabs (Task, Schedule, Settings and Security). Now I only
    > > have 2 tabs (Settings and Security).
    > > What can I do to enable the front two tabs again? Even newly created tabs
    > > have only the two tabs. The newly created task would still run, but I cannot
    > > update them anymore. Any advice?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    If I read your post correctly there's more than one folder with this issue.

    I've included a helpful article , but what I'd suggest is taking ownership
    of your local disk , on the local disk, go to the sec tab , then click
    advanced , then owner tab.

    Click on the administrators group , check "replace owner on subcontainers
    and objects" and click apply , sit back and wait for a prompt to replace
    permissions...
    This should now re-apply the correct permissions for the administrators
    group to your entire drive. ( Or you could just go to any folder that gives
    you grief and do the same. )

    How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

    ---
    ________
    NIC
    ----------
    Savage
    ________


    "Nga" wrote:

    > I do not have the security tab on my Tasks folder. I only have the General
    > Tab. Although, I do see the security tab on the System and on Windows folder.
    > The strange thing is that although I am in the administrators group, when I
    > do a Effective Permissions on the Windows folder, it says I do not have any
    > access. I'll add my name to the Windows permission with full control and see
    > if I can propagate this to all the subfolders. Not much experience on ACL,
    > so, hope my system can still startup.
    >
    > I've done the rename part, and the system automatically creates a new Tasks
    > folder. But the problem persist.
    >
    > Thank you for your input. If you have any more ideas, please do let me know.
    > My alternative is to use AT, which works (Urgh!!) or to resinstall again
    > (double urgh!!).
    >
    > "Savage" wrote:
    >
    > > Sounds odd , check the permissions on the tasks folder.
    > > This article will aid you in checking NTFS permissions in XP.
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418
    > >
    > > Please see if your user account has the correct permissions both on that
    > > folder and on the system, under computer management.
    > > ( right click my computer , click manage , open up local users and groups ,
    > > then locate your user account under users ,check if you are a member of the
    > > administrators group. )
    > >
    > > You could also try renaming the TASKS folder , I say rename , not delete.
    > > See if the new tasks appear as normal. ( Since I don't know if this will
    > > work.)
    > > --
    > > ________
    > > NIC
    > > ----------
    > > Savage
    > > ________
    > >
    > >
    > > "Nga" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Recently, I reinstalled Windows XP and the task scheduler looks alright. Then
    > > > I copied the task from the previous system directly into the
    > > > C:\Windows\Tasks. Now all my task is missing the front two tabs. I should
    > > > normally have 4 tabs (Task, Schedule, Settings and Security). Now I only
    > > > have 2 tabs (Settings and Security).
    > > > What can I do to enable the front two tabs again? Even newly created tabs
    > > > have only the two tabs. The newly created task would still run, but I cannot
    > > > update them anymore. Any advice?
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    P.S Sorry I excluded this from the other post.
    From what I can see on the Tasks folder should only have the general tab.

    The ownership steps I mentioned in my other post may help resolve the
    effective permissions issue.
    --
    ________
    NIC
    ----------
    Savage
    ________


    "Nga" wrote:

    > I do not have the security tab on my Tasks folder. I only have the General
    > Tab. Although, I do see the security tab on the System and on Windows folder.
    > The strange thing is that although I am in the administrators group, when I
    > do a Effective Permissions on the Windows folder, it says I do not have any
    > access. I'll add my name to the Windows permission with full control and see
    > if I can propagate this to all the subfolders. Not much experience on ACL,
    > so, hope my system can still startup.
    >
    > I've done the rename part, and the system automatically creates a new Tasks
    > folder. But the problem persist.
    >
    > Thank you for your input. If you have any more ideas, please do let me know.
    > My alternative is to use AT, which works (Urgh!!) or to resinstall again
    > (double urgh!!).
    >
    > "Savage" wrote:
    >
    > > Sounds odd , check the permissions on the tasks folder.
    > > This article will aid you in checking NTFS permissions in XP.
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418
    > >
    > > Please see if your user account has the correct permissions both on that
    > > folder and on the system, under computer management.
    > > ( right click my computer , click manage , open up local users and groups ,
    > > then locate your user account under users ,check if you are a member of the
    > > administrators group. )
    > >
    > > You could also try renaming the TASKS folder , I say rename , not delete.
    > > See if the new tasks appear as normal. ( Since I don't know if this will
    > > work.)
    > > --
    > > ________
    > > NIC
    > > ----------
    > > Savage
    > > ________
    > >
    > >
    > > "Nga" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Recently, I reinstalled Windows XP and the task scheduler looks alright. Then
    > > > I copied the task from the previous system directly into the
    > > > C:\Windows\Tasks. Now all my task is missing the front two tabs. I should
    > > > normally have 4 tabs (Task, Schedule, Settings and Security). Now I only
    > > > have 2 tabs (Settings and Security).
    > > > What can I do to enable the front two tabs again? Even newly created tabs
    > > > have only the two tabs. The newly created task would still run, but I cannot
    > > > update them anymore. Any advice?
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    For completeness, just wanna inform you that my problem is resolved. Not
    exactly sure which action did the trick, but I strongly believe that it was
    resolved when I tried to assign a default account for the AT command.
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