Event ID 126 — Task Properties

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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: 126
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
Version: 6.1
Message: Task Scheduler failed to execute the "%1" task. Task Scheduler is attempting to restart the task. The error value is: %2.


No action required

No user action is required. The Task Scheduler service will retry the operation.


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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