Task Scheduler service hangs on startup.

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000' started by Kevin D. Quitt, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. First I got this message in the event log:

    The Task Scheduler service hung on starting.


    I made sure it's trying to log in as local system, and set the recovery to
    restart the service on the first failure. Now I get:

    The Task Scheduler service terminated with the following error:
    Keyset does not exist

    It just sits there at Starting. Help!


    Win2K SP4, IE6sp1, all the hotfixes.

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    Kevin D. Quitt, Aug 5, 2003
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  2. Hi Kevin,

    This behavior occurs because the Protected Storage service is not started
    or running on the Windows 2000-based computer.

    We can refer to the article to solve the issue.

    246183 Error Message 0x80090016 or 0x8009000f When Trying to Schedule a Task
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=246183

    Thanks for using Microsoft News Group!

    Sincerely,

    Steven Liu

    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    MCSE 2000

    Get Secure! ¨C www.microsoft.com/security

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    | First I got this message in the event log:
    |
    | The Task Scheduler service hung on starting.
    |
    |
    | I made sure it's trying to log in as local system, and set the recovery to
    | restart the service on the first failure. Now I get:
    |
    | The Task Scheduler service terminated with the following error:
    | Keyset does not exist
    |
    | It just sits there at Starting. Help!
    |
    |
    | Win2K SP4, IE6sp1, all the hotfixes.
    |
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    | Kevin D Quitt USA 91387-4454 96.37% of all statistics are made up
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    Steven Liu [MSFT], Aug 5, 2003
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  3. On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 21:51:00 GMT, ("Steven
    Liu [MSFT]") wrote:

    >This behavior occurs because the Protected Storage service is not started
    >or running on the Windows 2000-based computer.


    I stumbled onto the article and now everything's hunky-dory. One
    question: why does the task scheduler not show its dependence on the
    Protected Storage service?


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    Kevin D. Quitt, Aug 6, 2003
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  4. OBTW: Thank you for your response.


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    Kevin D. Quitt, Aug 6, 2003
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  5. Hi Kevin,

    The Task Scheduler service may use the Cryptography which is needed for the
    Protected Storage service.

    The Protected Storage service should be enabled by default. For some
    reason, the Protected Storage service is disabled, we may encounter the
    issue.

    Thanks for using Microsoft News Group!

    Sincerely,

    Steven Liu

    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    MCSE 2000

    Get Secure! ¨C www.microsoft.com/security

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    | Liu [MSFT]") wrote:
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    | >This behavior occurs because the Protected Storage service is not
    started
    | >or running on the Windows 2000-based computer.
    |
    | I stumbled onto the article and now everything's hunky-dory. One
    | question: why does the task scheduler not show its dependence on the
    | Protected Storage service?
    |
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    Steven Liu [MSFT], Aug 7, 2003
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