An application that invokes the configuration page for a scheduled task crashes after you change some task settings in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
  • You run an application on this computer. The application relies on Task Scheduler to create or to change scheduled tasks.
  • You use the application to start the task configuration page for a scheduled task. You change some settings, and then click OK to exit the page.
In this scenario, the application crashes.

Note The application does not crash if you only change the program in the scheduled task to start from the configuration page.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because of an error in the Mstask.dll library.

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 the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) on the computer. For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 1 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.600 2 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the release version of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mstask.dll6.0.6002.22398206,33604-May-201019:35x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mstask.dll6.0.6002.22398234,49604-May-201019:40x64
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mstask.dll6.0.6002.22398409,08804-May-201019:23IA-64

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
981710 An application that invokes the configuration page for a scheduled task crashes after you change some task settings in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
For more information about software update terminology, 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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File nameX86_76b4c4d2f09b2cd39a7694eb54023ca7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22398_none_d379ea667e48dcee.manifest
File version
File size722
Date (UTC)05-May-2010
Time (UTC)10:10
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-t..ompatibility-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22398_none_601ef3347aca8449.manifest
File version
File size11,811
Date (UTC)05-May-2010
Time (UTC)05:47
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File nameAmd64_253a9ecf1488f7681eebdbfe1e2c36ed_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22398_none_37f651376496db52.manifest
File version
File size1,092
Date (UTC)05-May-2010
Time (UTC)10:10
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-t..ompatibility-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22398_none_bc3d8eb83327f57f.manifest
File version
File size11,847
Date (UTC)05-May-2010
Time (UTC)06:22
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameIa64_8b5bb0f252b46a9ec7dd01b1fc310943_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22398_none_3ffa853a9a81e455.manifest
File version
File size1,090
Date (UTC)05-May-2010
Time (UTC)10:10
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-t..ompatibility-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22398_none_6020972a7ac88d45.manifest
File version
File size11,829
Date (UTC)05-May-2010
Time (UTC)06:35
PlatformNot Applicable

Properties

Article ID: 983477 - Last Review: June 10, 2010 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
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