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Task Scheduler Errors and Success Codes: What does the Error Code 0x41301 Mean?

Task Scheduler is a tool that allows you to create and run tasks automatically. It is available on all versions of Windows systems, it helps you schedule automated tasks that run your programs or scripts at a specific time. You created a new task in Windows Task Scheduler to execute at a specific point. The status is Ready, but the task doesn’t run. But then, you get the error message 0x41303. In this guide, you will learn some of the “Task Scheduler Errors and Success Codes: What does the Error Code 0x41301 Mean?”. Here are some related guides: Learn how to Run, Edit, and Delete Tasks via Task Scheduler in Windows, how to fix Failed to create a new scheduled task name, and how to Export and Import Scheduled Tasks in Windows.

Why was the Code 0x41301 Prompted?

If you ever wonder what this code as shown below means. This simply means the task is currently running. I know there is no log output and you might be wondering what is happening in the background. Here is an exciting article: Wbadmin Email Alerts: How to monitor Windows server backup via PowerShell script.

When you launch the Task Manager or Process Explorer from SysInternals, you will see the program running. (process). See the link for more on SysInternals Process Explorer and the image below.

As you can see from the Task Scheduler Event Log. The task was completed without errors.


Please see the following related article: Microsoft Management Console: How to fix Windows Task Scheduler Service Greyed Out in Services MMC, How to create an Advanced Windows Scheduled Task, and How to schedule Windows Defender Antivirus to scan on Windows.

Task Scheduler Errors and Success Codes

For other task schedule success and error messages, see below

SCHED_S_TASK_READY 0x00041300The task is ready to run at its next scheduled time.
SCHED_S_TASK_RUNNING0x00041301The task is currently running
SCHED_S_TASK_DISABLED0x00041302The task will not run at the scheduled times because it has been disabled.
SCHED_S_TASK_HAS_NOT_RUN0x00041303The task has not yet run
SCHED_S_TASK_NO_MORE_RUNS0x00041304There are no more runs scheduled for this task
SCHED_S_TASK_NOT_SCHEDULED0x00041305One or more of the properties that are needed to run this task on a schedule have not been set.
SCHED_S_TASK_TERMINATED0x00041306The last run of the task was terminated by the user.
SCHED_S_TASK_NO_VALID_TRIGGERS0x00041307Either the task has no triggers or the existing triggers are disabled or not set.
SCHED_S_EVENT_TRIGGER0x00041308Event triggers do not have set run times
SCHED_E_TASK_NOT_READY0x8004130AOne or more of the properties required to run this task have not been set.
SCHED_E_TRIGGER_NOT_FOUND0x80041309A task’s trigger is not found
SCHED_E_TASK_NOT_RUNNING0x8004130BThere is no running instance of the task.
SCHED_E_SERVICE_NOT_INSTALLED0x8004130CThe Task Scheduler service is not installed on this computer.
SCHED_E_CANNOT_OPEN_TASK0x8004130DThe task object could not be opened
SCHED_E_INVALID_TASK0x8004130EThe object is either an invalid task object or is not a task object.
SCHED_E_ACCOUNT_INFORMATION_NOT_SET0x8004130FNo account information could be found in the Task Scheduler security database for the task indicated.
SCHED_E_ACCOUNT_NAME_NOT_FOUND0x80041310Unable to establish existence of the account specified
SCHED_E_ACCOUNT_DBASE_CORRUPT0x80041311Unable to establish the existence of the account specified
SCHED_E_NO_SECURITY_SERVICES0x80041312Task Scheduler security services are available only on Windows NT.
SCHED_E_UNKNOWN_OBJECT_VERSION0x80041313The task object version is either unsupported or invalid.
SCHED_E_UNSUPPORTED_ACCOUNT_OPTION0x80041314The task has been configured with an unsupported combination of account settings and run time options.
SCHED_E_SERVICE_NOT_RUNNING0x80041315The Task Scheduler Service is not running.
SCHED_E_UNEXPECTEDNODE0x80041316The task XML contains an unexpected node.
SCHED_E_NAMESPACE0x80041317The task XML contains an element or attribute from an unexpected namespace.
SCHED_E_INVALIDVALUE0x80041318The task XML contains a value which is incorrectly formatted or out of range.
SCHED_E_MISSINGNODE0x80041319The task XML is missing a required element or attribute
SCHED_E_MALFORMEDXML0x8004131AThe task XML is malformed
SCHED_S_SOME_TRIGGERS_FAILED0x0004131BThe task is registered, but not all specified triggers will start the task.
SCHED_S_BATCH_LOGON_PROBLEM0x0004131CThe task is registered, but may fail to start. Batch logon privilege needs to be enabled for the task principal.
SCHED_E_TOO_MANY_NODES0x8004131DThe task XML contains too many nodes of the same type.
SCHED_E_PAST_END_BOUNDARY0x8004131EThe task cannot be started after the trigger end boundary.
SCHED_E_ALREADY_RUNNING0x8004131FAn instance of this task is already running.
SCHED_E_USER_NOT_LOGGED_ON0x80041320The task will not run because the user is not logged on.
SCHED_E_INVALID_TASK_HASH0x80041321The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with.
SCHED_E_SERVICE_NOT_AVAILABLE0x80041322The Task Scheduler service is not available.
SCHED_E_SERVICE_TOO_BUSY0x80041323The Task Scheduler service is too busy to handle your request. Please try again later.
SCHED_E_TASK_ATTEMPTED:0x80041324The Task Scheduler service attempted to run the task, but the task did not run due to one of the constraints in the task definition.
SCHED_E_START_ON_DEMAND0x80041328The task settings do not allow the task to start on demand
SCHED_S_TASK_QUEUED0x00041325The Scheduler service has asked the task to run.
SCHED_E_TASK_DISABLED0x80041326The task is disabled
SCHED_E_TASK_NOT_V1_COMPAT0x80041327The task has properties that are not compatible with earlier versions of Windows.
Src: Microsoft

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