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Failed to create task. Error: 0x80070002

Problem

When a scheduled task is created, the following error is shown:

Failed to create task. Error: 0x80070002

Cause

The error comes from the operating system (task scheduler) and means that the task file cannot be found:
ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND: The system cannot find the file specified.
There are different causes why the task file cannot be created:

Leftover Tasks

During an operating system upgrade, existing scheduled tasks are migrated and copies of them are left in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Tasks_Migrated folder. Under some circumstances some tasks fail to migrate and therefore do not show up in the Windows task scheduler. Now creating a new task will fail if there is an existing task with the exact same task name.

Solution

Use a different name for the task.

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