Task Scheduler – task creation error on Windows 2008 Server x64

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Registry settings
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Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 64-bit
Hi, I have a problem with Task Scheduler on my Windows 2008 x64 Server. The main problem is if I try to create a tasks from Task Scheduler, when the dropdown box for 'Configure for' is selected as "Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000" - If this is selected, when I press OK to create the task an error pops up "An error has occurred for task 'name', The following error was reported: 2148073494" and the task is not created. If I select the 'Configure For' box as "Windows 2008, Windows Vista" it creates fine. Why this is a problem is I also can't create scheduled tasks from any programs - ViceVersa or Sophos - both report permissions errors when creating the task. I'm guessing this could be due to invalid registry permissions somewhere but I can't 'see' anything wrong... Any ideas are most welcome. Thanks in advance :)

Software/Hardware used:
Windows 2008 x64 Server

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when we convert the error code 2148073494 in to hexadecimal, it becomes: 0×80090016.

This error code simply means that the keyset does not exist. The only time I have seen this error was when the Protected Storage service is not started.

You should start the service by typing net start “protected storage” at a command prompt or start – run – services.msc and locate the protected stporage service and start it up.

Try to create your task again. If it fails tell me what type of task you are trying to create and if you can sucessfully create it on another machine.

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