I am using Windows Server 2003 R2 and want to schedule a task using Task Scheduler but it gives the following error. 0x80090016: Keyset does not exist. Both Task scheduler and Protected storage service are running. Kindly help me how to resolve the issue? Thanks in advance.


try to :

  • stop the protected storage service
  • Double-click My Computer, and then click Folder Options on the Tools menu. On the View tab, click to select Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.
  • Delete all of the files in the "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\S-1-5-18" folder.
  • restart protected storage service
  • try to exexute the task
  • Please take the time to mark this as an answer (click the green tick) – Loïc MICHEL Apr 30 '14 at 15:10

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