0x80070005 - Access is denied error message when scheduling a profile
This article provides information about the 0x80070005 error when scheduling a profile.
When scheduling a profile you may receive the error in this article title.
There are several possible reasons for getting this error message from the Windows Task Scheduler:
- You’ve entered the wrong password. The password you use must be
the same one you use to login to Windows. If you do not have a login
password then you do not need to enter any password. If you are on a
domain check to make sure the username in the schedule is the same when
you login as, e.g. domain\username
- You have a blank/empty password and have not allowed
SyncBackLite/SE/Pro to remove that security restriction in Windows. When you
schedule a profile in SyncBackLite/SE/Pro, and it detects that security
restriction is in place, it will prompt you to remove it unless you've
configured it not to (see Preferences->Options, and the checkbox
"Prompt me to remove the blank password restriction...").
- You are using Windows 2003 and are not an administrator. In Windows 2003, only Administrator users can schedule tasks. The error message "SchedulingAgent.Enum Result: $80070005" is given when attempting to schedule a task as a non-administrator.
- Vista and later versions of Windows also
require Scheduled Tasks to be created by an Administrator. This is
because Scheduled Tasks in these versions of Windows circumvent User
Access Control (because no-one may be present to answer any UAC prompt),
so that you need to be an Administrator to have the privileges to
create such Tasks in the first place.
- Depending on the security policy of your installation, you may also need to be an Administrator to create schedules.
- If acceptable, you could try setting the profile to run only
when you are logged in. This means no password is required and so it may
resolve the issue.
- There’s a bug in Windows XP where you get this error message even if you enter the correct password. Please see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more details and a fix:
Disclaimer: Windows XP is not officially supported. The above information is provided for reference purposes only.