Friday 7 December 2012

Error Value: 2147942523 on Scheduled Task for Powershell

One of our clients where struggling with SSRS2008 R2 in SharePoint 2010 integrated mode (two server farm, both 64-bit Windows 2008 R2).
It is well known that this version SSRS 2008 R2 (v10) delivers a really bad performing webpart on the first report that is requested at the beginning of the day. For your information: The older v9 version performs much better as well as the newer version (of SSRS 2012).
However, I tried several solutions, without any luck. I found a solution on Pavel Pawlowski's blog (, which suggest to run a powershell script to stop/start the SSRS service, and load a report in a webclient (read more details on his post).
I tried to run the scheduled task with the following statement:
"powershell.exe -noprofile -executionpolicy RemoteSigned -file c:\dnm\RestartSSRS.ps1"
It didn't work, it shows the following errors:
Task category: Action failed to start
Description: Task Scheduler failed to launch action “powershell.exe -noprofile -executionpolicy RemoteSigned -file c:\dnm\RestartSSRS.ps1? in instance “{46caf0b2-50df-49ad-90d6-0f4f9fd203ae}” of task “\SSRS Recycle”. Additional Data: Error Value: 2147942523.
Then I get:
Task category: Action start failed
Description: Task Scheduler failed to start instance “{46caf0b2-50df-49ad-90d6-0f4f9fd203ae}” of “\SSRS Recycle” task for user “customerdomain\Administrator” . Additional Data: Error Value: 2147942523
I turns out that in this situation the Task Scheduler cannot fire the 64-bit version of powershell (which powershell.exe will do). You need to explicit point to the 32-bit version.
What I did was, edit the scheduled task, go to the action-tab and open the edit action window of the action.
On 'Program/script', I entered: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe
On 'Add arguments (optional), I entered: -noprofile -executionpolicy RemoteSigned -file c:\myScripts\RestartSSRS.ps1

Done, that solved the "Error Value: 2147942523" problem for me.
And the solution Pavel Pawlowski gave, works also! All credits to him!


Unknown said...

In addition, following helped me:

in task scheduler, click on the scheduled job properties >>> then settings

in the last listed option:
"if the task is already running, the following rule appplies:"
select "stop the existing instance" from the drop down list.

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