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  • Question

  • Windows Server 2003 R2
    I am logged in as a local administrator and cannot create a scheduled task:

    [Task Scheduler]
    The new task could not be created.
    The specific error is:
    0x80070005: Access is denied.
    Try using the Task page Browse button to locate the application.
    [OK]



    My research lead me to look look in the Group Policy Object Editor for:

    Windows Settings > Security Settings > File System > %SystemRoot%\Tasks



    On this machine, there is no "File System" folder. In the MSDN Library, I find:

    "The File System folder is available only in Group Policy objects associated with domains, OUs, and sites. The File System folder does not appear in the Local Computer Policy object."



    Any ideas?

    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:42 PM

Answers

  • found this information, problem solved...



    Problem Description:
    ===================
    When trying to create a new scheduled task, error occurred "The new task could not be created." "0x80070005: Access is denied. Try using the Task page Browse button to locate the application."

    Cause:
    ===================
    The Administrators group lack permission on the C:\WINDOWS\Tasks folder.

    Resolution:
    ===================
    Start - Run - CMD - C:/windows - CACLS TASKS /E /G builtin\administrators:F
    The steps above grant Administrators group full control permission to the C:\WINDOWS\Tasks folder.


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    Best regards,
    Robbin Meng(MSFT)
    Microsoft Online Newsgroup Support
    • Marked as answer by Wilson Jia Thursday, February 11, 2010 8:33 AM
    Thursday, February 11, 2010 12:25 AM

All replies

  • found this information, problem solved...



    Problem Description:
    ===================
    When trying to create a new scheduled task, error occurred "The new task could not be created." "0x80070005: Access is denied. Try using the Task page Browse button to locate the application."

    Cause:
    ===================
    The Administrators group lack permission on the C:\WINDOWS\Tasks folder.

    Resolution:
    ===================
    Start - Run - CMD - C:/windows - CACLS TASKS /E /G builtin\administrators:F
    The steps above grant Administrators group full control permission to the C:\WINDOWS\Tasks folder.


    Again, thank you for posting in the SBS newsgroups. Please feel free to contact us again in the future.



    Best regards,
    Robbin Meng(MSFT)
    Microsoft Online Newsgroup Support
    • Marked as answer by Wilson Jia Thursday, February 11, 2010 8:33 AM
    Thursday, February 11, 2010 12:25 AM
  • Thanks a lot, nice solution, this solved my problem
    Thursday, November 4, 2010 3:01 PM
  • This solved my problem as well, seems our permissions were screwed up from a conficker worm infection about a year ago, went to create a defrag scheduled task and was getting access denied.  Glad I found your post!
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:12 PM
  • This worked for me too, I had this problem on all domain PCs and servers and for multiple domain administrators. Happy to see this post.! Thanks Grand pixel.

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:03 AM
  • Muito Obrigado, 

    Essa dica serviu para mim, resolveu meu problema em servidor Windows 2003, com Exchange 2003.

    Não estava conseguindo fazer meu backup de e-mail.

    Tks

    Udi

    Friday, July 29, 2011 1:42 PM
  • Thanks for the post/ reply, this solved my issue....
    • Edited by MadMaxEdm Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:17 PM
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:17 PM
  • I tried this and it opened a black box with writing in it.  Now sure what I am supposed to do after that.  If i hit enter it just repeats the line over and over again.  Tried again three more times to set up the task and it will not let me do it.  Again with the "access denied"
    Friday, March 9, 2012 12:48 AM
  • THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

    This fixed it on both of our 2003 R2 and 2008 R2 servers.

    • Proposed as answer by cmor1701e Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:44 PM
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:49 PM
  • Hi

    Same problem I have faced, after run "CACLS TASKS /E /G builtin\administrators:F" command now am able to schedule the tasks.

    Thank you.

     


    • Edited by R G.Thota Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:53 AM
    Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:53 AM
  • Thanks, This helped me to fix the Task Scheduler error in Windows 2003 R2 machine, thanks once again.

    Robs

    Monday, July 2, 2012 10:32 AM
  • Thanks a lot for that.. exactly fixed the issue...
    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 10:26 AM
  • Worked like a charm! Thanks a lot!
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:59 AM
  • Hi,

    I am facing the same issue 0x80070005: Access is denied.

    I tried running Start - Run - CMD - C:/windows - CACLS TASKS /E /G builtin\administrators:F

    command

    Also given Remote Activation permissions in dcomcnfg. Right-click My Computer-> Properties Under COM Security, click "Edit Limits" for both sections. I have given the user I want remote access, remote launch, and remote activation.

    Still giving same error.

    Any suggestion is appreciated.


    my self Mustaque Ahmad , B.Tech Computer Engg

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:17 AM
  • Thanks a lot. I solved this problem.
    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:26 AM