Task Scheduler won't run...I need Hotfix for Task Scheduler Win XP

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Lori, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Lori

    Lori Guest

    I receive this Error Message when trying to run Task Scheduler in Windows XP
    "0x8004130f: No account information could be found in the Task Scheduler
    security database for the task indicated"
    According to the MS website I need a Hotfix. I cannot download the Service
    Pack 2 because my network administrator has disabled this download on ALL
    company computers. But I need the Task Scheduler to run. Can anyone direct me
    to where I can get this without paying $35.00 for MS support?

    OR direct me to a Free Task Scheduler that will actually work with Windows
    XP. I need to run bat files that will backup selected data onto another
    computer. I use Task Scheduler to run these bat files every 3 hours or so.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Lori, Mar 23, 2005
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  2. Lori

    Lori Guest

    I actually work in the tech department of our company, and so I know the tech
    personally. However, due to massive changes in our system, he is so
    overworked that any "little" question drives him insane. He's really opposed
    to the Service Pack 2 due to conflicts with our Novel Client, but a hotfix
    for this shouldn't affect Novell. We're closed down for Spring Break, so I
    can't talk to him anyway until next week. Just thought there might be a
    quick fix to this problem. I'll try to look for a 3rd party download. I just
    don't know exactly what I'm looking for.

    Any other ways that you know of to runa program periodically (other than
    putting it in my Startup Folder)? I've run across them before, but never
    needed them. Now I can't remember where I've seen them.
    Lori, Mar 23, 2005
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    DanO Guest

    Write a small VB, VBA, or VBS app that uses a TIMER object and calls a SHELL
    command to run your bat file. Would take all of about 5 minutes to write.
    Of course, you'd need to have a user logged in for it to work.
    DanO, Mar 24, 2005
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    Lori Guest

    Ok.. You lost me. I haven't learned Visual Basics so I'm not sure how to do
    this. Can you give me directions or is it too complicated to post here? I
    found the bat files on the internet and then edited them to include my
    pathways. So I'm a novice at programming.
    Lori, Mar 24, 2005
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    DanO Guest

    Find someone you work with that programs. Every copy of WORD, EXCEL, and
    ACCESS has VBA built-in, so you could use one of those as your engine if you
    don't have VB around. It is really too complicated to post here, although
    it really is trivial for someone you know that writes code.
    DanO, Mar 24, 2005
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