Task Scheduler: "The remote computer was not found" error

happyman7

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Hi,

Task scheduler isn't working on my Windows 8.1 laptop. Whenever I open it, I get this error message that says "The remote computer was not found".
In an attempt to figure out the problem, I looked at the Services and found out that the Task Scheduler service wasn't running. Apparently one it's dependencies, "SystemEventsBroker", isn't working and won't start when I click "Start" on the SystemEventsBroker properties window, I get "Error 1083: The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service."
How can I get Task Scheduler to start working again, without having to do the Windows Refresh? Here's some screenshots of the errors: http://imgur.com/a/fb01p

Thanks!

 

happyman7

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That's the second time I've tried that and it didn't work :(

I think the problem may related to the fact that I am supposed to have a SystemEventsBrokerServer.dll file in my System32 folder, which I don't.

 

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If I try to start the service, I get the 1083 error I mentioned above. I have the Client DLL, but not the Server DLL.
I have hidden files enabled. I could try to see if I could get another copy of the DLL, but I couldn't find anywhere that didn't seem like a haven for malware :/
 

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No there is not.
 

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I've tried both. Startup repair fails with a message saying "Startup Repair couldn't repair your PC" , I checked the resulted log file and it came up clean.
I also did the SFC thing and it came up clean. It has come up with something before, but I couldn't reproduce it (yet).
 

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I pulled up a freshly installed version of 8.1 in VirtualBox and copied the file successfully, but it still doesn't work. It did make the description for the SystemEventsBroker service show up without an error though.

The 1083 error in the screenshot from my original post is still present.
 

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Ok, I found the solution.

Somehow the registry entries in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SystemEventsBroker
got messed up.

I fixed it by exporting the whole SystemEventsBroker folder in regedit from a fresh VirtualBox image of Windows 8.1 and importing it to my main system's registry. Here's an image of what it's supposed to look like: http://i.imgur.com/PaGdIL2.png

For anyone coming across this in the future, try this:

1a. Press WIN + R on the keyboard and type "regedit" in the run dialog and click enter
1b. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SystemEventsBroker and with that folder selected, click File>Export and save it somewhere safe. This is a backup if something goes wrong.

2. Copy this and paste it into a new Notepad document:


Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SystemEventsBroker]
"DisplayName"="@%windir%\\system32\\SystemEventsBrokerServer.dll,-1001"
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
"ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
  74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
  00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
  6b,00,20,00,44,00,63,00,6f,00,6d,00,4c,00,61,00,75,00,6e,00,63,00,68,00,00,\
  00
"Start"=dword:00000002
"Type"=dword:00000020
"Description"="@%windir%\\system32\\SystemEventsBrokerServer.dll,-1002"
"DependOnService"=hex(7):52,00,70,00,63,00,45,00,70,00,74,00,4d,00,61,00,70,00,\
  70,00,65,00,72,00,00,00,52,00,70,00,63,00,53,00,73,00,00,00,00,00
"ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
"ServiceSidType"=dword:00000001
"RequiredPrivileges"=hex(7):53,00,65,00,43,00,72,00,65,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,47,\
  00,6c,00,6f,00,62,00,61,00,6c,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,\
  67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,49,00,6d,00,70,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,6f,00,6e,\
  00,61,00,74,00,65,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,\
  00,00,53,00,65,00,54,00,63,00,62,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,\
  00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,43,00,72,00,65,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,50,00,\
  65,00,72,00,6d,00,61,00,6e,00,65,00,6e,00,74,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,\
  00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,00,00
"FailureActions"=hex:80,51,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,14,00,00,\
  00,02,00,00,00,c0,d4,01,00,02,00,00,00,c0,d4,01,00,02,00,00,00,c0,d4,01,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SystemEventsBroker\Parameters]
"ServiceDllUnloadOnStop"=dword:00000001
"ServiceDll"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,\
  00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,\
  53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,45,00,76,00,65,00,6e,00,74,00,73,00,42,\
  00,72,00,6f,00,6b,00,65,00,72,00,53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,\
  64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SystemEventsBroker\Security]
"Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,\
  00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,00,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
  00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,85,00,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\
  05,0b,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,ff,00,0e,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,\
  00,00,18,00,fd,00,0e,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00,00,\
  00,18,00,95,00,00,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,21,02,00,00,01,01,\
  00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SystemEventsBroker\TriggerInfo]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SystemEventsBroker\TriggerInfo\0]
"Type"=dword:00000006
"Action"=dword:00000001
"GUID"=hex:67,d1,90,bc,70,94,39,41,a9,ba,be,0b,bb,f5,b7,4d
"Data0"=hex:39,00,42,00,30,00,30,00,38,00,39,00,35,00,33,00,2d,00,46,00,31,00,\
  39,00,35,00,2d,00,34,00,42,00,46,00,39,00,2d,00,42,00,44,00,45,00,30,00,2d,\
  00,34,00,34,00,37,00,31,00,39,00,37,00,31,00,45,00,35,00,38,00,45,00,44,00,\
  00,00
"DataType0"=dword:00000002

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SystemEventsBroker\TriggerInfo\1]
"Type"=dword:00000007
"Action"=dword:00000001
"GUID"=hex:16,28,7a,2d,5e,0c,fc,45,9c,e7,57,0e,5e,cd,e9,c9
"Data0"=hex:75,08,bc,a3,3e,06,83,0d
"DataType0"=dword:00000001



3. Save the file as a .reg file and make sure you select "All files" next to "Save as Type:" in the save window.

4. Double-click the .reg file you just created and click Yes/Ok on the popups.

5. Restart the computer

It should work now if you had the same problem as me.

Thanks Paul NZ for your help!
 

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