Event ID 405 — Task Scheduler Service Status

Updated: August 5, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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The Task Scheduler service enables you to perform automated tasks on a local or remote computer. With this service, you can schedule any program to run at any time or when a specific event occurs.

The Task Scheduler service is automatically started by Service Control Manager (SCM). The Task Scheduler service cannot be stopped or disabled by administrators using the Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in user interface, unless special permissions are added to the administrator token. The Task Scheduler service uses the Component Object Model (COM) service, the Windows Event Log service, and the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service; all of these services must be started for the Task Scheduler service to run correctly.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 405
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: SCHEDULE_SERVICE_COM_INIT_ERROR
Message: The Task Scheduler service has failed to initialize COM. The error value is: %1.

Resolve

Start the COM service

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To start the COM service and set the Startup Type to Automatic:

1. Click Start and type Services in the Start Search box.

2. Select the Services program to start the Services console.

3. Select COM+ Event System service from the services list, right-click the service, and select Properties.

4. Set the Startup type to Automatic.

5. Click OK.

6. Select Task Scheduler from the services list, right-click the service, and then click Start to retry starting the service.

Verify

Verify that the Task Scheduler service is running, by opening the Services MMC snap-in, finding the Task Scheduler service, and then verifying that the state is set to Automatic.

To verify that the Task Scheduler state is set to Automatic:

1. Click Start and type Services in the Start Search box.

2. Select the Services program to start the Services console.

3. Verify that the Task Scheduler service Startup Type is not Disabled.

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