Backup fails with Windows scheduler error

Description

Scheduled data protection operations fail when SnapCenter is running scheduled jobs and the number of tasks reaches the maximum configured for the machine. The Windows scheduler returns an error to reduce the number of tasks.

Error message

User Action: Reduce the number of tasks running in the specified user context.

Corrective action

  1. See the Microsoft support document Error 0x80041323 when running high number of Scheduled tasks https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/kb/2696472.

    This document contains instructions on how to change the values configured for the registry keys.

  2. Set the values in the following registry keys to 1000.
    • TasksInMemoryQueue
    • TasksPerHighestPrivEngine
    • TasksPerLeastPrivEngine
  3. Reboot the machine.