Event ID 709 — Backward Compatible Task Registration

Updated: December 6, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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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.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 709
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: COMPAT_TASK_UPDATE_FAILED
Message: Task Compatibility module failed to update task "%1" . Additional Data: Error Value: %2.

Resolve

Use error code to identify the task registration problem and register the task

Use the error code provided in the failure event to identify possible reasons the task failed to register. The error code descriptions are listed below.

Use Task Scheduler to define and register a task compatible with earlier operating systems. 

To register the Task Scheduler 1.0 task:

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. Click Create Task.

4. On the General tab, set the Configurefor box to Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000. This configures the task to be a Task Scheduler 1.0 task.

5. On the General tab, specify a name for the task. On the Actions tab, specify an action for the task. On the Triggers tab, click New, and define a trigger for the task. For more information about triggers and actions, see the Task Scheduler online help at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=92609.

6. Click OK.

 

Task Scheduler error codes:

SCHED_E_TRIGGER_NOT_FOUND
0x80041309

A task's trigger is not found. Try to edit the task's triggers.

SCHED_E_TASK_NOT_READY
0x8004130A

One or more of the properties required to run this task have not been set.

SCHED_E_TASK_NOT_RUNNING
0x8004130B

There is no running instance of the task.

SCHED_E_SERVICE_NOT_INSTALLED
0x8004130C

The Task Scheduler service is not installed on this computer.

SCHED_E_CANNOT_OPEN_TASK
0x8004130D

The task object could not be opened.

SCHED_E_INVALID_TASK
0x8004130E

The object is either an invalid task object or is not a task object.

SCHED_E_ACCOUNT_INFORMATION_NOT_SET
0x8004130F

No account information could be found in the Task Scheduler security database for the task indicated. Set the account information for the task.

SCHED_E_ACCOUNT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
0x80041310

Unable to establish existence of the account specified. Set the account information for the task. 

SCHED_E_ACCOUNT_DBASE_CORRUPT
0x80041311

Corruption was detected in the Task Scheduler security database; the database has been reset.

SCHED_E_NO_SECURITY_SERVICES
0x80041312

Task Scheduler security services are available only on Windows NT.

SCHED_E_UNKNOWN_OBJECT_VERSION
0x80041313

The task object version is either unsupported or invalid.

SCHED_E_UNSUPPORTED_ACCOUNT_OPTION
0x80041314

The task has been configured with an unsupported combination of account settings and run time options.

SCHED_E_SERVICE_NOT_RUNNING
0x80041315

The Task Scheduler Service is not running. Start the Task Scheduler service.

SCHED_E_UNEXPECTEDNODE
0x80041316

The task XML contains an unexpected node.

SCHED_E_NAMESPACE
0x80041317

The task XML contains an element or attribute from an unexpected namespace.

SCHED_E_INVALIDVALUE
0x80041318

The task XML contains a value which is incorrectly formatted or out of range.

SCHED_E_MISSINGNODE
0x80041319

The task XML is missing a required element or attribute.

SCHED_E_MALFORMEDXML
0x8004131A

The task XML is malformed.

SCHED_S_SOME_TRIGGERS_FAILED
0x0004131B

The task is registered, but not all specified triggers will start the task.

SCHED_S_BATCH_LOGON_PROBLEM
0x0004131C

The task is registered, but may fail to start. Batch logon privilege needs to be enabled for the task principal.

SCHED_E_TOO_MANY_NODES
0x8004131D

The task XML contains too many nodes of the same type.

SCHED_E_PAST_END_BOUNDARY
0x8004131E

The task cannot be started after the trigger end boundary.

SCHED_E_ALREADY_RUNNING
0x8004131F

An instance of this task is already running.

SCHED_E_USER_NOT_LOGGED_ON
0x80041320

The task will not run because the user is not logged on.

SCHED_E_INVALID_TASK_HASH
0x80041321

The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with.

SCHED_E_SERVICE_NOT_AVAILABLE
0x80041322

The Task Scheduler service is not available.

SCHED_E_SERVICE_TOO_BUSY
0x80041323

The Task Scheduler service is too busy to handle your request. Please try again later.

SCHED_E_TASK_ATTEMPTED
0x80041324

The Task Scheduler service attempted to run the task, but the task did not run due to one of the constraints in the task definition.

SCHED_S_TASK_QUEUED
0x00041325

The Task Scheduler service has asked the task to run.

SCHED_E_TASK_DISABLED
0x80041326

The task is disabled.

SCHED_E_TASK_NOT_V1_COMPAT
0x80041327

The task has properties that are not compatible with earlier versions of Windows.

SCHED_E_START_ON_DEMAND
0x80041328

The task settings do not allow the task to start on demand.

Verify

Attempt to reregister a Task Scheduler 1.0 (prior to Windows Vista) compatible task and verify that the registration succeeds. You can register a Task Scheduler 1.0 task in three ways:

  • Use the schtasks.exe command-line tool or the at.exe tool to define and register a version 1.0 task. The schtasks.exe tool is located in the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder. Use the schtasks /? command to display the help for using the tool.
  • Use Task Scheduler to define and register a task compatible with earlier operating systems. Open Task Scheduler and click the Create Task action, 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. Open Task Scheduler, click the Import Task action, navigate to the XML file that defines the task, and then click the Open button.

After you register the task, open Task Scheduler, select the task in the task folder hierarchy, and click the History tab for the task to verify that it contains events indicating the task was registered successfully.

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