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Event ID 322 — Task Properties

Updated: December 6, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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Task properties define the settings and conditions for running a task. A task will run if all of its conditions are met after the task is triggered to start. Conditions are divided into three categories: idle conditions, power conditions, and network conditions. The conditions for a task care displayed on the Conditions tab of the Task Properties or the Create Task dialog box in Task Scheduler.

Task settings specify how a task is run, stopped, or deleted. The settings for a task are displayed on the Settings tab of the Task Properties or the Create Task dialog box in Task Scheduler.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 322
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: NEW_INSTANCE_IGNORED
Message: Task Scheduler did not launch task "%1" because instance "%2" of the same task is already running.

Resolve

Change task configuration settings

A new task instance was not run because a condition, or a setting defined for the task, was not met. Possible conditions affecting the start of a task include:

  • The task was configured to run only when a specified network is available.
  • The configured expiration time for the task has passed.
  • The task is configured to ignore or queue a new task instance if a previous instance is still running.
  • The task is configured not to run when the computer is on battery power.
  • The task is configured to run only if a specific user is logged on.
  • The task was disabled by a user.
  • The previous task instance might have been running longer than expected because a component is busy processing data. If the task is normally expected to run for this length of time, consider modifying the task triggers to take this run-time length into consideration, or configure the task to be terminated after a preset time.

This behavior may be intentional. However, if you did not intend for the task to run with these conditions, consider changing the corresponding task configuration settings to allow the task to run as intended.

To configure the task settings and conditions:

1. Click the Start button and type Task Scheduler in the Start Search box.

2. Select the Task Scheduler program to start Task Scheduler.

3. Locate the task to update in the task folder hierarchy, and right-click the task and select Properties

4. The Settings tab contains a setting for stopping the task after a set period of time. You can change the task settings on this tab, and you can also update the task configuration settings on the Conditions tab.

5. Click OK.

Verify

To verify that the task runs correctly:

1. Click the Start button and type Task Scheduler in the Start Search box.

2. Select the Task Scheduler program to start Task Scheduler.

3. Select the task that you want to run by locating the task in the task folder hierarchy.

4. On the Actions menu click Run. You can also click Run in the Actions pane.

5. Click the History tab to view task events and verify the selected task started successfully.

6. Similarly, verify that the task starts as expected when its defined trigger fires.

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