A scheduled task may not occur when you use the Scheduled Task Wizard to schedule a task that the local system account runs on a Windows 2000-based computer

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SYMPTOMS

When you use the Scheduled Task Wizard on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer to schedule a task that the local system account runs, the scheduled task may not occur. Also, when you click View Log on the Advanced menu in Scheduled Tasks, an error message that is similar to one of the following may be logged in the Schedlgu.txt file:
0x8007052e: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.
Verify that the task's Run-as name and password are valid and try again.
0x80041314: ( SCHED_E_UNSUPPORTED_ACCOUNT_OPTION

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Scheduled Task Wizard does not handle the local system account information.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   10-Jun-2004  21:28  4.71.2195.6940    218,896  Mstask.dll       

After you apply this hotfix you can use the local system account in the Scheduled Task Wizard.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

REFERENCES

For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 843281 - Last Review: October 26, 2006 - Revision: 2.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbbug kbfix kbwin2000presp5fix KB843281

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