JSI Tip 5335. Can I use the Windows XP command line scheduler in Windows 2000?

I described the Windows XP command line scheduler in tip 4806.

When you attempt to run schtasks.exe in Windows 2000, you receive:

ERROR: The Target system must be running Windows XP or above.

You can use a hexadecimal editor to alter schtasks.exe to be able to run on Windows 2000:

1. Open schtasks.exe in the hexadecimal editor.

2. Change the hexadecimal 75 at location 0x0000CB2A to hexadecimal EB.

3. Save the modified schtasks.exe file in a folder in your path.

NOTE: If SP1 is installed, the location is 0x0000CC50.

NOTE: If SP2 is installed, the location is 0x0000E3F8.



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