How to: Enable Windows Task Scheduler Service

The procedure in this topic is resolution for a situation where SQL Server Setup fails on a cluster with Error 1058, due to a disabled Windows Task Scheduler Service on cluster nodes. If the Windows Task Scheduler Service is disabled on a cluster node, the error in the in_core.log will be similar to:

Connection to remote computer's scheduler service.

Error: SetTargetComputer on \\machinename failed with

Unable to start service (1058)

The error text displayed in the Windows user interface will be

The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

Resolution to this error is to use cluster manager to enable Task Scheduler Service on all cluster nodes before running Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Setup.

To enable the Task Scheduler Service

  1. From Administrative Tools in Windows, double-click Services.

  2. In the Name column, right-click Task Scheduler, and then click Start.

  3. Run SQL Server 2005 Setup to install SQL Server.