Will cron runnnnig as a service cause the server to lock up?

Blaine Miller bmiller@coastside.net
Thu Aug 26 17:45:00 GMT 2010


I'm also getting the following message from the crontab in the Event Log

The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( crontab ) cannot be 
found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry 
information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote 
computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this 
description; see Help and Support for details. The following information 
is part of the event: crontab: PID 1596: (Administrator) LIST 

This doesn't make sense to me either...


Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> On 8/26/2010 12:59 PM, Blaine Miller wrote:
>> I'm running cron as a service. Twice this week this server has died 
>> and needed
>> cold rebooting to get the system back.
>> Questions - First, will cron as a service on a Windows 2003 R2, standard
>> system cause this sort of behavior?
> No, that's an O/S issue (kernel or drivers).

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