JSI Tip 5580. How can I run a scheduled job for more than 72 hours in Windows 2000?

The default behavior of Windows 2000 is to limit the maximum run time of a scheduled task to 72 hour.

Starting with Service Pack 3, you may alter this timeframe:

1. Use the Registry Editor to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Schedule.

2. Edit or add a AtTaskMaxHours Value Name, a REG_DWORD data type, and set the data value to 0 to disable the maximum time, or to a number between 1 and 999 hours.

3. Shutdown and restart Windows 2000.



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