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Hi I have a program that schedules task. While this runs fine on Windows7 machine, it throws an error on XP.

Here is the code:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using TaskScheduler;
namespace MyTaskScheduler
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
                string STR_DateTimeFormat = "yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss";
                string taskName = "MyTask";
                string taskFolder = "MyTaskFolder";
                Console.WriteLine("Creating task");
                ITaskService taskScheduler = new TaskSchedulerClass();
                taskScheduler.Connect(null, null, null, null);
                ITaskFolder rootFolder = taskScheduler.GetFolder(@"\");
                bool _found = false;
                foreach (ITaskFolder fol in rootFolder.GetFolders(0))
                    if (fol.Name == taskFolder)
                        _found = true;
                if (!_found)
                    rootFolder.CreateFolder(taskFolder, null);
                ITaskFolder folder = rootFolder.GetFolder("\\" + taskFolder);
                _found = false;
                foreach (IRegisteredTask tsk in folder.GetTasks(0))
                    if (tsk.Name == taskName)
                        _found = true;
                if (_found)
                    folder.DeleteTask(taskName, 0);
                Console.WriteLine("Creating new task");
                ITaskDefinition taskDef = taskScheduler.NewTask(0);
                taskDef.RegistrationInfo.Description = "Opens notepad at the scheduled times";
                taskDef.RegistrationInfo.Author = "Monica";
                taskDef.Settings.Enabled = true;
                taskDef.Settings.Hidden = false;
                taskDef.Settings.DisallowStartIfOnBatteries = false;
                taskDef.Settings.WakeToRun = true;
                IWeeklyTrigger trigger = (IWeeklyTrigger)taskDef.Triggers.Create(_TASK_TRIGGER_TYPE2.TASK_TRIGGER_WEEKLY);
                //if (intWeekDays != 0)
                trigger.DaysOfWeek = (short)10;
                trigger.Id = "MyTimeSet";
                trigger.StartBoundary = DateTime.Now.Date.AddHours(10).AddMinutes(15).AddSeconds(20).ToString(STR_DateTimeFormat.Replace(" ", "T"));
                IExecAction action = (IExecAction)taskDef.Actions.Create(_TASK_ACTION_TYPE.TASK_ACTION_EXEC);
                action.Id = "MyRun";
                string actionFile = "notepad.exe";
                action.Path = String.Concat("\"", actionFile, "\"");
                action.Arguments = String.Format("argus \"{0}\"", "argument1");
                IRegisteredTask regTask = null;
                regTask = folder.RegisterTaskDefinition(taskName, taskDef, (int)_TASK_CREATION.TASK_CREATE_OR_UPDATE, null, null, _TASK_LOGON_TYPE.TASK_LOGON_NONE, "");
                Console.WriteLine("task created");                
            catch (Exception e1)

The error I get when I run this program on XP machine is:

System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80040154): Retrieving the COM class     factory for component with CLSID {0F87369F-A4E5-4CFC-BD3E-73E6154572DD} failed due to the following error: 80040154 Class not registered (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040154 (REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG)).   at TaskScheduler.Program.Main(String[] args)

Can someone advise where am I going wrong here.

Thanks, Monica
Posted 27-Mar-13 13:03pm
Edited 27-Mar-13 13:05pm
ThePhantomUpvoter at 27-Mar-13 20:27pm
What version of .NET is installed on the XP machine?
Prasad Khandekar at 27-Mar-13 21:05pm
Hello Monica,

I think you are trying to use COM wrapper for The task scheduler. It's available on Windows Vista & Above. See this KB (

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Solution 1

There are two versions of the Task Scheduler API. Your TaskScheduler class is apparently using version 2.0, which doesn't exist on XP, only on Vista and above.

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