Event ID 101 — Task Properties

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Task properties define the settings and conditions for running a task. A task will run if all of its conditions are met after the task is triggered to start. Conditions are divided into three categories: idle conditions, power conditions, and network conditions. The conditions for a task care displayed on the Conditions tab of the Task Properties or the Create Task dialog box in Task Scheduler.

Task settings specify how a task is run, stopped, or deleted. The settings for a task are displayed on the Settings tab of the Task Properties or the Create Task dialog box in Task Scheduler.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 101
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
Version: 6.0
Message: Task Scheduler failed to start the "%1" task for user "%2". The error value is: %3.


Use error code to diagnose launch failure

Use the error code provided in the launch failure event to further diagnose reasons for a task failing to start. To find a description of the error code provided in the event, convert the error code into decimal form and then find the error code in the list of system error codes on https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=102313.


To verify that the task runs correctly:

1. Click the Start button and type **Task Scheduler **in the Start Search box.

2. Select the Task Scheduler program to start Task Scheduler.

3. Select the task that you want to run by locating the task in the task folder hierarchy.

4. On the Actions menu click Run. You can also click Run in the Actions pane.

5. Click the History tab to view task events and verify the selected task started successfully.

6. Similarly, verify that the task starts as expected when its defined trigger fires.

Task Properties

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