"The AT job ID does not exist" error message is returned by the NetScheduleJobDel function if you delete a scheduled task in Windows 2000

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Symptoms

If you use the NetScheduleJobDel function to delete a scheduled task on your Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer, the NetScheduleJobDel function returns the following error message:
3806
The AT job ID does not exist
However, the scheduled task is deleted. Additionally, you receive the error message even though the scheduled task is deleted.

Cause

This problem occurs if all the following conditions are true:
  • The security update that is documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article is installed on the computer:
    841873 MS04-022: A vulnerability in Task Scheduler could allow code execution
  • You run a custom program that uses the NetScheduleJobDel function to delete a scheduled task.
  • The custom program depends on the NetScheduleJobDel function for the success notification or the failure notification of the delete operations.

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

This hotfix requires Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix replaces 871245.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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
   -------------------------------------------------------
   27-Jul-2004  15:10  4.71.2195.6961  122,128  Mstask.exe

Status

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

More information

For additional information about a similar issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
871245 You receive a "Cannot delete this scheduled job" error message when you try to delete a scheduled task in Windows 2000
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 873405 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Keywords: 
kbnosurvey kbarchive kbautohotfix kbbug kbfix kbwin2000presp5fix kbhotfixserver kbqfe KB873405

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