Event ID 331 — Task Monitoring and Control

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The history of a task is tracked by events. These events can be viewed in Task Scheduler for each task to track when the task was registered, run, and when it completed or failed. The progress of a task can be monitored through its history. A task can be controlled by running or stopping the task manually (on-demand).

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 331
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
Version: 6.0
Message: Task Scheduler will continue to execute the "%2" instance of the "%1" task even after the designated timeout, due to a failure to create the timeout mechanism. The error value is: %3.


Free system resources

Task Scheduler failed to perform an operation due to insufficient system resources. Ensure the system has sufficient free resources.


To verify that the execution of a task has completed as expected:

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 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 for the task to verify that it contains events indicating the task was registered successfully. Also, ensure that the task completed successfully or that the task timed out as expected.

Task Monitoring and Control

Management Infrastructure