Backward Compatible Task Registration

Updated: December 6, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

A backward compatible task is a Task Scheduler 1.0 task that is used in the Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 operating systems. A Task Scheduler 1.0 task can be registered (scheduled) to execute any of the following application or file types: Win32 applications, Win16 applications, OS/2 applications, MS-DOS applications, batch files (*.bat), command files (*.cmd), or any properly registered file type.

You can register a Task Scheduler 1.0 task in one of three ways:

  • Use the schtasks.exe command-line tool to define and register a version 1.0 task.
  • Use Task Scheduler to define and register a task compatible with earlier operating systems. Click the Create Task action in Task Scheduler, set the Configure for box on the General tab to Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000
  • Use Task Scheduler to import a Task Scheduler 1.0 task from an XML file.

Events

Event ID Source Message

705

Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler

Task Scheduler failed to start directory monitoring for the Task Compatibility module. Additional Data: Error Value: %1.

707

Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler

Task Compatibility module failed to delete task "%1" . Additional Data: Error Value: %2.

708

Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler

Task Compatibility module failed to set security descriptor "%1" for task "%2" . Additional Data: Error Value: %3.

709

Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler

Task Compatibility module failed to update task "%1" . Additional Data: Error Value: %2.

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Task Scheduler Backward Compatible Tasks

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