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On a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer, the Task Scheduler service may not start scheduled tasks.
The problem occurs when the Terminal Services service is disabled. If the Terminal Services service is disabled, the Task Scheduler service uses different code to construct the token for running the task. The Task Scheduler service may reuse a handle that is already closed.
Service pack informationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889100/ )How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
For more information about a similar issue in Microsoft Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/873345/ )Tasks that are scheduled to run when you log on to a Windows XP-based computer do not run after you apply security update MS04-022
Article ID: 899649 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 1.2