We are using Server 2003, SP1

I have a Scheduled Task set to run at 4am, problem is it's not running.
The files that the task is supposed to delete, never get deleted..
If I start the task manually, they do get deleted.
When I read the sched log (SchedLgu.txt) the last line says
"Most recent entry is above this line" and the previous line says
Task Scheduler service exited at 8/5/2006,, today is 9/18/2008.
The scheduler service is started, logon is set to local system account,
allow service to interact with desktop is checked.

There Must be something wrong, but I dont know what,
I've checked the MS site, found the troubleshooting Scheduled Tasks
and what I found there is that we dont have some of the tabs that
MS is referring to, such as the 'Advanced' tab at the top line..
So I'm wondering if we dont have something installed correctly or??
suggestions welcome?

Thanks in advance.

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Last Post by Bob_180_Bob

If you do not have an "Advanced" tab on your scheduled tasks window you may need to do a windows repair or a check of windows files.

Verify Window’s Files

1. Go “START”, “RUN” type “CMD” Press “OK” or Boot PC into “safe mode with command prompt”
2. Type sfc /scannow /f (note:- space after sfc)
3. Windows file protection will check your files. Follow any prompts; you may be required to use your XP CD.
4. Re-boot your PC

To Repair Windows XP from your XP CD…..

1. Re-start PC with XP CD in drive (Have your serial number handy)
2. As your PC starts press “F12” for boot menu (Or what your PC may ask for)
3. Scroll to and select “boot from CD.”
4. At prompt “Press any key to boot from CD” Press “Any key”
5. In the Windows XP Setup window, Press “Enter” to set up windows XP, (Don’t worry, this is a repair only, not a fresh install.)
6. At next window, Press “F8” to accept license agreement
7. Wait until windows displays your current version of XP and asks “To repair the selected windows XP installation press R”
8. Press “R”
9. Enter serial number when prompted.
10. Wait for files to be copied (PC will indicate 39 mins, it will take a lot less.)
11. When asked to adjust Regional language options, click “Next” as it is still set.
12. PC will re-boot.
13. If you have AVG Free, copy serial number to a file as you will lose it on repair. After repair a window will pop up asking how you want to treat AVG, Click repair and when prompted enter serial number.
14. Check to see if problem still exists.


Thanks Bob,
Lucky for me a network analyst clued me in: He showed me that there are 2 ways to get to the Task Scheduler, one by clicking start/settings/control panel/scheduled tasks (which is the way I was getting to the tasks) and two by clicking start/programs/accessories/system tools/scheduled tasks, and using this path works. Anyone know what the difference is? Looks like this issue is solved. I appreciate your effort..

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