If you open Control Panel, and then double-click Scheduled Tasks to look at the status of the scheduled backup job, it shows Last Result: 0x2D as a status. If you log on to the system interactively by using the same user credentials as the scheduled backup job, and then start Ntbackup.exe interactively, the backup_name.job report under the tool's Reports menu states the following:
Note You may also receive this error message if a drive or path selected to be backed up in the backup selections .bks file cannot be accessed when backup starts. For example, a mapped network drive is no longer mapped or accessible.
You may also encounter this error if the .bks file was created or edited by using a text editor, and then saved in American National Standards Institute (ANSI) format instead of Unicode. This file must be in Unicode.
Additionally, you may encounter this error if there are commas in the task's command line, in the task name, or in the .bks file that is referenced in the command line.
Alternately, you could give that same user read access to your users profile directory where the .bks file is stored. By default, this location is in one of the following locations:
Fresh Windows 2000 Installation
Example of a backup scheduled tasks propertiesBefore modifying:
If there are commas in the task's command line, in the task name, or in the .bks file that is referenced in the command line, remove the commas.
Article ID: 264604 - Last Review: Jan 7, 2008 - Revision: 1