Thsi page: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308558 claims the following:
Note Administrators or users with administrator permissions can configure the Task Scheduler to send a notification when a scheduled task does not run as you set it to run. To do so, click Notify Me of Missed Tasks on the Advanced menu.
It also says:
You can view the log from the Scheduled Tasks window by clicking View Log on the Advanced menu.
I can't find what screen they are talking about. From control panel, I can click "Schedule Tasks" then "Add a scheduled task" or can click any of the tasks that I have already scheduled.
I'm running a Win2003-SP2 hosted/dedicated server.
I just found the handy command "schtasks" from the command prompt. It's showing me the status of "could not start" on three of my tasks. I just reset the password on one of them to see if that was the problem. I haven't really been monitoring them because I didn't believe any changes were made on this server.
found the schedlgu.txt file:
"SEORank.job" (cscript) 1/9/2010 5:46:00 AM ** ERROR ** The attempt to retrieve account information for the specified task failed; therefore, the task did not run. Either an error occurred, or no account information existed for the task. The specific error is: 0x8004130f: No account information could be found in the Task Scheduler security database for the task indicated.
Will see if tomorrow this task runs, but would still like more info about what Microsfot KB was talking about. Is there a nicer interface that I'm missing?
Update 2 - Like I said twice already: