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How do log failed scheduled task in Event viewer in Windows 2003

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How do log failed scheduled task in Event viewer in Windows 2003

makrand_n123
Dear Team,

Please help me to log failed scheduled task in Event viewer Windows 2003

thanks

Makrand
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    seanferd

    Open the scheduler, and look under the Advanced menu item. There is a log, and you can set it to notify you as well.

    Do you get any errors while creating the task?

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    makrand_n123

    Thanks for initial help
    where misssed task will get stored or can we see that Event viewer

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    seanferd

    I don't think you can get it to show in event viewer, unless it shows as an audit failure.

    In application log, it will show that the scheduler has started, but I don't think you'll get a failure entry for the application the scheduler is supposed to start.

    Scheduled Tasks > Advanced > Show log
    Lists specific failure codes & reasons

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    scott_heath

    Are you running your own script or an executable that generates an exit code? Run it via a batch file and use %errorlevel% to check for a failure and use eventcreate.exe to make your own event log entry.

    Regards,
    Scott

    http://scottisageek.spaces.live.com

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    thommck

    We had this issue on an old Windows 2000 server.
    I fixed it by getting PowerShell (on a 2008 R2 server) to remotely read the log file for errors and email me the results daily.

    Use this command to scan the log file for errors
    Select-String "\* error" \\Server\winnt\SchedLgU.txt | |format-table LineNumber, line -AutoSize

    or use this command to get the contents of the whole file
    Get-Content \\Server\winnt\SchedLgU.txt

    You can then add other things in the script to email results, create a marker file or whatever you need.
    P.S. I had to share the Winnt directory before I could read the file remotely

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    thommck

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    seanferd

    Open the scheduler, and look under the Advanced menu item. There is a log, and you can set it to notify you as well.

    Do you get any errors while creating the task?

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    makrand_n123

    Thanks for initial help
    where misssed task will get stored or can we see that Event viewer

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    seanferd

    I don't think you can get it to show in event viewer, unless it shows as an audit failure.

    In application log, it will show that the scheduler has started, but I don't think you'll get a failure entry for the application the scheduler is supposed to start.

    Scheduled Tasks > Advanced > Show log
    Lists specific failure codes & reasons

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    scott_heath

    Are you running your own script or an executable that generates an exit code? Run it via a batch file and use %errorlevel% to check for a failure and use eventcreate.exe to make your own event log entry.

    Regards,
    Scott

    http://scottisageek.spaces.live.com

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    thommck

    We had this issue on an old Windows 2000 server.
    I fixed it by getting PowerShell (on a 2008 R2 server) to remotely read the log file for errors and email me the results daily.

    Use this command to scan the log file for errors
    Select-String "\* error" \\Server\winnt\SchedLgU.txt | |format-table LineNumber, line -AutoSize

    or use this command to get the contents of the whole file
    Get-Content \\Server\winnt\SchedLgU.txt

    You can then add other things in the script to email results, create a marker file or whatever you need.
    P.S. I had to share the Winnt directory before I could read the file remotely

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    FOUR YEARS!!! That's how long it has been since this question was
    asked and answered. Do you REALLY think anybody is going to keep
    checking it after 4 years? Don't wake the dead, let them rest in peace.
    Thank you,
    wizard57m-cnet
    TR Moderator

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    thommck

    If something comes up as the top result on a google search then it deserves to have an answer!
    The internet doesn't have expiry dates, if it did this page would have been deleted