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Task Scheduler Service Must Be Started with System Account
Article ID: 223170 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q223170
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When you attempt to start Task Scheduler, you may receive the one of the following error messages:
Could not start the Task Scheduler service on local computer. The service has returned a service-specific error code.
When this occurs, the following event is registered in the System log in Event Viewer:
Could not start the Task Scheduler service on Local Computer. The Task Scheduler must be configured to run in the System to function properly. Individual tasks may be configured to run in other accounts.
When starting a task that has been added to Task Scheduler you get the following error message:
Event ID: 7024
Source: Service Control Manager
Description: The Task Scheduler service terminated with service-specific error 2147750678.
General page initialization failed. The specific error is: 0x80041315: The task scheduler service is not running.
This behavior can occur because the task scheduler is not set to Log On as the Local System Account.
To resolve this behavior change the Log On parameters from a User Account to the Local System Account.
To fix this behavior follow these steps: