I'm having a similar problem. I can create a new Task Scheduler task
without any problems using a local account, but when I configure it to
run under a domain account, I get the error message about "The
specified account name is not valid." This account is valid, is in
the local administrators group, and isn't disabled or locked out. I
don't get it.
If I create a new task and have it run under the domain account, I get
the same problem.
%@$^ Vista piece of junk. I can't believe Microsoft spent 5 years on
On Feb 23, 5:35*pm, "Cal Bear '66" <x1x...@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks for responding.
> I am the only user on this computer. *The only other account is Guest (which has
> been disabled).
> I can find nothing (nothing that seems pertinent, to me anyway) in the Event
> This just started suddenly. *Up until yesterday, I could access the Task
> Scheduler with no problem at all.
> I Bleed Blue and Gold
> * * * *GO BEARS!
> "Hank Arnold (MVP)" <rasi...@xxxxxx> wrote in messagenews:erEwRtldIHA.4488@xxxxxx
> > Cal Bear '66 wrote:
> >> Sorry for the multi-post (previously posted to the vista general group with
> >> no answer and I forgot to also cross-post to these maintenance and security
> >> groups).
> >> Suddenly when I open Task Scheduler I get the following error message:
> >> "An error has occurred for task Reminders - XXXXXXXX. *Error message:*The
> >> specified account name is not valid."
> >> (XXXXXXX represents my account name and it IS my VALID account name.)
> >> Can someone guide me in the steps necessary to get rid of this error?
> >> I Bleed Blue and Gold
> >> * * * *GO BEARS!
> > Sounds like one of your scheduled tasks is trying to use a username that
> > doesn't exist or doesn't have sufficient rights.
> > What is in the event logs?
> > Regards,
> > Hank Arnold
> > Microsoft MVP
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