Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Email When Scheduled Task Fails

1. Create a new scheduled task
2. On the actions tab, click new
3. Change the action to send an e-mail
4. Enter the to, from, subject, text and smtp server information
 For subject and text enter something along the lines of "A schedule task failed on server so and so"
5. Click OK

6. On the triggers tab click new
7. Change the "Begin the task" drop down to "On an event"
8. Click "Custom" under settings
9. Click "New Event Filter"
10. Click the XML tab
11. Check Edit query manually
12. Enter the following XML for the query:

  <Query Id="0" Path="Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler/Operational">
    <Select Path="Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler/Operational">*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler'] and (EventID=201) ]]
*[EventData[Data[@Name='ResultCode'] and (Data='1')]] </Select>

Now anytime a schedule task completes with a result code of 1, an email will go out letting you know. 1 in our case indicates an error. What ever task you have may return other codes to indicate errors. You could say were data > 0.

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