Posts Tagged ‘Scheduled tasks’


This kind of issue is basically related to Task Scheduler, Normally you observe that the Tasks are not running as scheduled, when you try to check the properties of task, you get this error.


When you click “Ok”, you get the Properties of the task, but nothing works even though you make the changes.

Note: Backup all the information related to Logon Credentials used to run the specified tasks.


You need to clear the folder “S-1-5-18”

You can find the folder in the below location:

“C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA”

RSA Folder



Once you have deleted the folder, you can go back to Tasks and open the task properties, this time you won’t get the error.

Make sure to re-enter the logon credentials used to run the tasks.


Note: Make sure to backup the information of the tasks scheduled.


–          Error while trying to open the Configured Tasks.

–          Error while trying to access the properties of the tasks.

–          Status message of tasks as: “Could not Start”

–          This normally happens in Microsoft Windows 2003 / 2003 R2





–          Stop the “Task Scheduler “Service.

–          Delete all the files in this path: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\S- 1 – 5 – 18

–          Restart the Service and check if it works.

–          If not then restart the server.

–          The issue will be resolved.