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Task Scheduler's options greyed out

by OzBo / July 5, 2008 9:21 AM PDT

I am able to start the task scheduler manually, but otherwise all the options are greyed out and I cannot set it to any other options, like start automatically etc.. Once started, I cannot even stop it again.
Is this normal??? Why is everything greyed out?

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Just checking.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 5, 2008 11:55 AM PDT
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Yes, but...
by OzBo / July 5, 2008 1:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Just checking.

I think it is a different problem.
I am logged in as administrator, and not ALL options are greyed out, I can start it at least, but this is just about the only thing I can do, and I have to do it manually.
I was a little bit reluctant to touch the registry, just in case something goes wrong... Particularly if it is not really the same problem.
I tried other options I read this morning, like enabling other services, but they didn't work.

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I tried...
by OzBo / July 5, 2008 1:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes, but...

I tried to hack the registry because I was tired, and it worked!
Although.... Now it is set to automatic, but the options are STILL grayed out.

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You didn't tell...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 6, 2008 12:05 AM PDT
In reply to: I tried...

Exactly how you ran the scheduler. Without the gritty details I don't want to repeat all the advice about this.

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That's how I did it...
by OzBo / July 6, 2008 5:46 AM PDT
In reply to: You didn't tell...

Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Task Scheduler

I changed a value in the registry from 3 to 2 to change it from Manual to Automatic because I couldn't change any values in the normal way.
I mean, it is OK, but I was just wondering if it is normal that the options are greyed out. Many seem to have this problem.

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Sorry, I meant...
by OzBo / July 6, 2008 6:00 AM PDT
In reply to: That's how I did it...

Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services, Task Scheduler

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Yes, you can not change the startup via the GUI.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 6, 2008 6:43 AM PDT
In reply to: That's how I did it...

That's what the articles agree on.

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