Scheduled Task fails with error value 2147943726 (event 101)

A scheduled task consecutively failed on one of my servers. In the Task Scheduler I found out the error code was 2147943726.

The cause was quickly found: the task was running with a user credential. But because the user had changed his password, the service did not run successfully anymore.

So basically: an incorrect / changed password is the cause of error value 2147943726

The solution was quite simple: Create a service account that is dedicated to the scheduled task. Make the password “never expire“. Once I set this up, the problem was solved and will probably never return :)

 

task scheduler event 101 error 2147943726

scheduled task event 101 error 2147943726

 

 

 

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