Event ID 406 — General Task Registration

Updated: December 6, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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To create a task, register the task with the Task Scheduler service. When a task is created, it is stored in a task folder. You can change the access control list (ACL) for a task or task folder to allow or deny certain users and groups access to a task or a task folder.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 406
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: SCHEDULE_SERVICE_CRED_STORE_INIT_ERROR
Message: The Task Scheduler service failed to initialize the credentials store. The error value is: %1.

Resolve

Change the credentials that are used to run the task

The task was registered correctly, but the credentials provided for running the task could not be stored. Verify that the credentials are valid.

To change the credentials for the 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. Locate the task in the task folder hierarchy. 

4. Right-click the task and select Properties.

5. Update the user credentials for running the task under the Security options on the General tab.

6. Click OK.

Verify

Attempt to reregister (create) the task and verify that registration succeeds. Use the Schtasks.exe command-line tool to define and register the task, or use the Task Scheduler user interface to define and register the task.

 To define and register a 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, define a name for the task. On the Triggers tab, add a trigger to the task. On the Actions tab, define an action for the task. 

5. Click OK, and verify that no errors are reported when the task is created.

6. Select the newly created task and verify on the History tab that there are not any partial registration failures for the task.

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