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SAM sends out the following false alert: Task did not start because an instance is already running

Overview

On a Windows 2008 SP2 server, SAM sends out the following false alert:

 

Task did not start because an instance is already running. 

Environment

All SAM versions

Cause

This is due to a known issue in the Task Scheduler in Windows Server 2008. for more information, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2617046

Resolution

The Task Scheduler Summary can be viewed using the reports listed below:

  • Windows Scheduled Tasks General Report
  • Windows Scheduled Tasks Failure Report

 

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