I have scheduled a C# console application in Task Scheduler of Windows 2012 R2. Application will run when executed it manually or Right click on scheduled task and click on Run, but it is failed when triggered by Task Scheduler with below error.
The operator or administrator has refused the request(0x800710E0)
I have followed below steps also after Google search
In my case, the error message "The operator or administrator has refused the request" meant that a previous instance of the task has been still running and because there was an option "Do not start a new instance" selected (default state) under "If the task is already running, then the following rule applies" on the Settings tab of the task, Task Scheduler refused to start a new instance.
But that error message is pretty confusing. From the other answers you may see that it may mean many completely distinct errors. As is usual in Microsoft's products.
It's helpful to check the History tab of a task. That's where I have found out what's going on. There was an event "Launch request ignored, instance already running".
In my case, I had to redo the permissions on the task. Somehow it had lost the domain portion of the username. Instead of `DOMAIN\joeuser' it was just 'joeuser'. After a reset, it worked correctly as it had for the previous year.
In my case as per having a job setup with Task Scheduler as written about in the "Prevent a Task Scheduler Task from Executing on Setting Updates", I had a job setup to run every "X" minutes for a period of indefinitely.
Upon seeing the dreaded "The operator or administrator has refused the request" for the Last Run Result, I looked over the History tab and see detail indicating that is "missed its schedule".
From the Settings tab of the job properties, I simply checked the option "Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed", and problem resolved; although, I did have to type in the credential again as well.
Note: This started occurring once a server was moved from a redundant backup server once hardware repair was completed back to the original hardware. The OS was Server 2012 R2 and the OS was moved to other hardware while repair was done on the production server but I didn't notice this there—maybe an oversight there though—not sure.
Error occurred due to folder permission, I was creating CSV from my application, which was required folder permission to be granted. After giving Full Control to the folder error got resolved.
I know that @Sushmit-Patil found a solution, but I wanted to add a solution to my similar problem:
It turns out a prior process never exited (it was hanging around in memory because of a defect I had in my code). By default, Windows Task Scheduler won't run the process again if it's already running.
In addition to fixing the defect, in Task Scheduler, under the Settings tab, I set If the task is already running, then the following rule applies: to Run a new instance in parallel
For me, the solution was to check
Run with highest privileges in the properties.
In my case my task launches a PowerShell script--and it produced the "The operator or administrator has refused the request (0x800710E0)" error message as seen in the Task Scheduler's task-entry grid. My user name was correct, but when I dropped to a command prompt and simulated the task by running the PowerShell against my .ps1 file, I saw an Avast prompt that flagged my script as suspicious and wasn't allowing it to run. I created an Avast exception and now the task runs without any issue.
After turning on history I also had the error "Missed task start rejected: Task Scheduler did not launch task as it missed its schedule." but I didn't want the task to start when I woke up the computer, I wanted to figure out why the computer didn't wake up.
This answer helped me out -- by default Windows was waking for "Important Wake Timers Only" (system updates, but not my scheduled task).
In the setting Power Options > Edit Plan Settings > Change advanced power settings > Sleep > Allow wake timer change the option to "Enabled" and then your computer will wake up to run the task.
You can also do this from "settings". Probably earlier instance was already running and launching a new instance failed.
In my case, the error message "The operator or administrator has refused the request" appeared because the computer was in stand-by at the scheduled time (and the options "Wake the computer to run this task" and "Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start was missed" were unchecked).
I had previously chosen "Enable All Tasks History" and a more useful error message appeared in the History tab: "Missed task start rejected: Task Scheduler did not launch task as it missed its schedule. Consider using the configuration option to start the task when available, if schedule is missed."
I have found what I believe to be a bizarre bug in Windows Server 2016 scheduler and maybe other Windows Server versions that produces the OP's error (and a workaround):
Here are the conditions:
This was originally an issue I found back in November 2020 when my tasks were running twice all of a sudden after the DST time change (and this was a widely reported bug, but not an obvious solution). I never would have known, except that users started receiving duplicate emails from one of my tasks. In the history you would simply see the task running twice at what appeared to be exactly the same time. It worked fine before the time change. I forget all the troubleshooting I did then, but my end theory was that it was somehow confusing the time after the time change. The work around was to set the option "Synchronize across time zones" and all seemed well...
Fast forward to March when the DST time just changed back again and now I get every time the tasks with the Monthly option runs:
The operator or administrator has refused the request
The History tab on the task is also blank. If you change options and save, the History tab starts logging again and then sometimes stops if the task errors again. Weird.
One work around is to simply turn off the "Synchronize across time zones" option (tested). However, I don't recommend that option as I assume you'll have the duplicate running task issue again when the DST time changes again in November.
The one time I got an error to show in the History tab it stated:
Task Scheduler did not launch task "\EmailCampaign" as it missed its schedule. Consider using the configuration option to start the task when available, if schedule is missed.
Therefore, I went and set that option to start the task if the schedule is missed and all seems well. I figured I'd see the original error and then subsequently the task running, but no error any more either. It all just works.
I know this solution was reported above, but that's because most people's computers were asleep or something to that effect. My issue is on a production internet facing server that doesn't go to sleep, hibernate or anything related and only happens with specific conditions related to the Monthly trigger option. All my others tens of scheduled tasks work flawless.
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