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"Service Is Not Responding to the Control Function" Starting the Scheduler Service

This article was previously published under Q227404
If the Task Scheduler service is stopped and you later attempt to start it, you may receive the following error message:
The Service is not responding to the Control Function
More Help is Available by Typing NET HELPMSG 2186
To work around this problem, make sure that the Read-Only attribute is not set on the Schedlog.txt file in the %SystemRoot% folder.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
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Article ID: 227404 - Last Review: 10/30/2006 18:09:17 - Revision: 3.1

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • kbenv kberrmsg kbprb KB227404