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Old 01-17-2006, 03:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello!

I am using backup software that uses the built-in Windows Scheduled Task service to automate the backups, but the backup program always fails to start this way.

Here are some other details:

-THis is a brand new Dell Windows XP Machine
-I have tried other backup suites with the same results
-I can get them to work perfectly fine on my personal laptop
-I have verified that the password/permission are correct

Any idea why scheduled tasks on new machine fail to start?

thanks!
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tell me how you set it up
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Using a backup program KLS Backup. When I try to schedule it, I get the system error:

"0x8007007a: The data area passed to a system call is too small."

I can run the backup program manually, but *cannot* schedule it to run using the program nor scheduling directly in the Scheduled Task Service.
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Do you have to use it with windows scheduler? Can it run in the background as a service and run itself?
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When you schedule a job to start as user, you receive:

The new task has been created, but may not run because the account information could not be set. The specific error is:
0x8007007a: The data area passed to a system call is too small.

The buffer that stores account information for ALL scheduled tasks is finite, and has been exhausted.

To workaround this feature:

1. Copy / Paste the following to a StopStartTaskScheduler.bat file:

@echo off
net stop "Net Logon"
net stop "Windows Time"
net stop "Task Scheduler"
net start "Windows Time"
net start "Net Logon"
net start "Task Scheduler"
@ping -n 901 127.0.0.1>nul
@echo You may set the account information for the 'new task' and schedule additional tasks.

2. Open a CMD prompt.

3. Type StopStartTaskScheduler.bat and press Enter.

4. When you see the You may set the account information for the 'new task' and schedule additional tasks message, in 15 minutes, the Task Scheduler scavenger tool, which start 10 minutes after the Task Scheduler service is started, should have freed enough buffer memory.

NOTE: You may have to press OK in a dialog that tells you that some scheduled tasks have been missed.

NOTE: When the script starts the Task Scheduler, it is normal to receive:
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