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Can't create recurring scheduled jobs

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Status/Resolution/Reason: Closed/Fixed/

Reporter/Name(from Bugbase): Antony Carter / Antony Carter (cartera161)

Created: 05/21/2012

Components: Scheduler

Versions: 10.0

Failure Type:

Found In Build/Fixed In Build: Final / 282525

Priority/Frequency: Major / All users will encounter

Locale/System: English / Linux OpenSuSE 11.3

Vote Count: 14

Problem Description: When creating or updating a scheduled job with an frequency other than "Once" the job fails to create with the error: "Advance Scheduling support is not available in this edition of ColdFusion server."

Steps to Reproduce: Create a new scheduled task with a frequency of Daily at 12:00.

Actual Result: Error message: "Advance Scheduling support is not available in this edition of ColdFusion server." is displayed.

Expected Result: New scheduled task created.

Any Workarounds: Tried creating via <cfschedule> tag but get the same message.

----------------------------- Additional Watson Details -----------------------------

Watson Bug ID:	3194817

External Customer Info:
External Company:  
External Customer Name: cartera161
External Customer Email:  
External Test Config: My Hardware and Environment details: HP DL360 G5 server, 6Gb RAM running openSUSE 11.4 kernel 2.6.37 x86_64.


  1. May 21, 2012 00:00:00: 1_cf10_sched.jpg
  2. May 22, 2012 00:00:00: 2_neo-cron.xml
  3. June 01, 2012 00:00:00: 3_cf10_working_sched.jpg


The server was migrated from CF9 and they did work OK in that version but weren't migrated to the new version, hence having to create new tasks.
Comment by External U.
19330 | May 21, 2012 08:59:55 AM GMT
I have attached the neo-cron.xml that failed to migrate.
Comment by External U.
19331 | May 22, 2012 02:59:04 AM GMT
Crontime will be available in standard edition also
Comment by Uday O.
19332 | May 24, 2012 05:19:19 AM GMT
I tried all forms of recurring job and get the same message. The only way to create a scheduled job is to select Once.
Comment by External U.
19333 | May 24, 2012 07:43:19 AM GMT
When you say Crontime is also available what options are available other than Once or Crontime?
Comment by External U.
19334 | May 24, 2012 07:46:02 AM GMT
The only way I can get it to work is to create a job with a Frequency of "Daily Every", set it to run every hour and set the start and end time to 1 minute apart. This seems crazy when there's a standard "Daily" option. Can you confirm that scheduling a "Daily" job that was OK in CF9 standard is now not allowed?
Comment by External U.
19335 | May 25, 2012 01:58:09 AM GMT
I've attached an image of a working schedule. Looking at other forum articles on the web, "Daily" uses the "Crontime" as a backend and that is enterprise only.
Comment by External U.
19336 | June 01, 2012 03:40:42 AM GMT
I'm also getting this error. I set up some daily scheduled tasks, and returned to find the tasks hadn't run, and the "Advance Scheduling support is not available in this edition of ColdFusion server." message in exception.log Are daily scheduled tasks now unavailable in Standard Edition?
Comment by External U.
19337 | June 22, 2012 09:05:01 AM GMT
cartera161's solution is a valid workaround for Daily tasks (thank you), but as far as I can tell, there is no workaround for scheduling Weekly or Monthly tasks. I've had to set up calendar reminders to prompt me to run all of my Monthly tasks manually because there is just no way to schedule them in CF10 Standard.
Vote by External U.
19362 | June 25, 2012 08:18:14 PM GMT
Not working... Not happy... But very happy with a workaround supplied by the CF team to a previous bug. B)
Vote by External U.
19363 | July 03, 2012 02:17:05 AM GMT
I can't schedule any jobs either. The same error occurs using CF Administrator and cfschedule tag. Windows Server 2008 R2 CF 10 Standard 64-bit.
Comment by External U.
19338 | July 04, 2012 02:29:44 AM GMT
I am unable to schedule any tasks at this time. I had about 50 tasks scheduled in CF9 that will have to continue to be ran from our old server so that we won't miss any tasks. Please fix this bug ASAP Adobe. We would like to decommission our old server and it would be nice if everything worked in one place. Now I have two environments to administer...
Vote by External U.
19364 | July 04, 2012 02:35:38 AM GMT
I have several jobs that run on weekly or monthly intervals and to have to remember those (especially if people are sick/on holiday) will be a major inconvinience.
Vote by External U.
19365 | July 04, 2012 07:41:28 AM GMT
Critical for our application. Is there an ETA?
Vote by External U.
19366 | July 04, 2012 11:42:28 PM GMT
This bug is so embarassing, Adobe. How could you ship a product with such major bugs like this? You should be working around the clock to fix this and release a hotfix. It's a lot of work migrating to CF10. Then when we run into a problem like this that is your fault and no workaround or fix available, it is very frustrating. You have wasted us days of time after we tried to deploy CF10 and then ran into this issue. It's not that we were doing a strange upgrade. Only CF9 Standard to CF10 Standard. We need a fix for this ASAP. Stuff like this makes us one step closer to dumping CF.
Comment by External U.
19339 | July 09, 2012 12:18:06 AM GMT
Vote by External U.
19367 | July 09, 2012 12:24:27 AM GMT
Can someone tell me how I can use the work-around using the <CFSCHEDULE> tag? How do you go about createing a frequency of Daily - Every? I currently am setting interval to 'daily' and don't see an option for daily every. I also tried using the isDaily attribute but I get an Attribute validation error for the schedule tag. error when I do that. To recap the workaround is-- The only way I can get it to work is to create a job with a Frequency of "Daily Every", set it to run every hour and set the start and end time to 1 minute apart. This seems crazy when there's a standard "Daily" option. Can you confirm that scheduling a "Daily" job that was OK in CF9 standard is now not allowed? Thanks.
Comment by External U.
19340 | July 11, 2012 12:28:20 PM GMT
Just voting so as to put a "watch" on this.
Vote by External U.
19368 | July 16, 2012 08:34:23 AM GMT
Hope this will be solved sooon, like in a month when we are planning the release for our service based on CF 10....
Vote by External U.
19369 | July 16, 2012 01:04:00 PM GMT
Critical for my app. Please patch (or at least manage our expectation of a patch) ASAP.
Vote by External U.
19370 | July 19, 2012 06:50:24 AM GMT
We are in the process of releasing a Hotfix for this.
Comment by Himavanth R.
19341 | July 19, 2012 07:44:06 AM GMT
What would be the work around for monthly tasks?
Comment by External U.
19342 | July 30, 2012 02:07:27 PM GMT
It's been 2 weeks since the announcement of the hotfix. Is there an ETA on this (now getting luke-warm) fix?
Comment by External U.
19343 | August 06, 2012 02:42:42 PM GMT
Pretty soon.
Comment by Vamseekrishna N.
19344 | August 07, 2012 12:12:38 AM GMT
Love to hear when this is going to be fixed. We just deployed CF10 in one of our dev environments and this bug is a showstopper. I'm glad we held off buying licenses for all of the production boxes.
Vote by External U.
19371 | August 09, 2012 12:10:13 AM GMT
I think it's absolutely terrible that they still cannot even announce a definitive date yet.
Comment by External U.
19345 | August 13, 2012 07:50:39 AM GMT
Seems like Adobe has a problem producing timely bug fixes. I think the general public should be made aware...
Comment by External U.
19346 | August 23, 2012 09:12:28 AM GMT
Could someone update this issue with the expectation of a fix. When will this be fixed?
Vote by External U.
19372 | August 29, 2012 01:55:40 AM GMT
We are migrating to new server hardware, and this is a showstopper for us. Fortunately cartera posted a workaround for now. Can't wait for the hotfix to be released!
Vote by External U.
19373 | August 29, 2012 06:07:43 PM GMT
I have just installed CF 10 Update 1. The CF-3299932 issue is fixed, but not this one. I'm still receiving the "Advance Scheduling support is not available in this edition of ColdFusion server" when I tried to create or edit a scheduled task with a recurring daily frequency.
Comment by External U.
19347 | September 03, 2012 09:43:33 AM GMT
@Ernesto RA : Can you please provide setup details where the fix failed ? (Comment added from ex-user id:vnigam)
Comment by Adobe D.
19348 | September 03, 2012 01:07:13 PM GMT
@Viny, thanks for your interest. I installed the update yesterday and rebooted CF two times. In the administrator update appears as "installed" but I still received the "not available in this edition" error when I tried to create or modify a task and set it to recurring daily. Just retried now, after reading your message.... and now it works fine.... If still interested I can provided you with our setup, but it seems it just took a bit of time. BTW, the "Server update" option is a nice improvement.
Comment by External U.
19349 | September 04, 2012 02:27:25 AM GMT
Addenda: our tech service just had tell me that there was a complete reboot of the machine in the early morning, I suspect that was neccesary to get the update working in this issue, an not just the CF reboot. We had a virtual machine over a CentOS 64 bit.
Comment by External U.
19350 | September 04, 2012 02:42:30 AM GMT
ColdFusion does not officially certify support on CentOS. So I guess we can't help you there Thanks for testing the fix. Let us know if you need more help. (Comment added from ex-user id:vnigam)
Comment by Adobe D.
19351 | September 04, 2012 03:44:49 AM GMT
Dear Adobe, Thanks so much for fixing (most) of this problem. My users can NOW create daily scheduled tasks. The only problem that remains is that they cannot edit the tasks that have been migrated from CF9 because of the .html file extension we use to save the output. instead we receive an error message "Invalid extension of the file name. Valid extensions are :txt,log". This requirement is not mentioned in the current documentation and the CFSCHEDULE tag in CF10 allows us to add our tasks with a .html extension as well. This problem is not as urgent but is definately going to need to be fixed. Please let me know if you want me to open up another bug ticket. Again, THANK YOU for fixing this bug.
Comment by External U.
19352 | September 04, 2012 02:51:12 PM GMT
Please log another ticket
Comment by Vamseekrishna N.
19353 | September 04, 2012 11:49:56 PM GMT
Please check the description for overwrite attribute here. You can add the html extension in neo-cron.xml
Comment by Himavanth R.
19354 | September 05, 2012 01:00:37 AM GMT
I am sorry, but what do you mean by "You can add the html extension in neo-cron.xml" and how will that fix setting up "Recurring" daily and weekly scheduled tasks? I do not see the correlation with anything on that help doc. And I installed the only CF10 update on the Adobe support site but that did not fix the issue. So what is the current status on fixing this bug?
Comment by External U.
19355 | October 24, 2012 02:49:58 PM GMT
I was surprised that my CF 9 scheduled tasks were not migrated and even more surprised I could not even recreate them manually. This should be fixed soon yes? BTW, "cartera" workaround does not solve the weekly task. I tried setting it up with crontime, but that too failed. This says it was fixed in build 2525... but I have version ColdFusion 10,283111 and it still is an issue on Windows Server 2008
Vote by External U.
19374 | October 24, 2012 02:51:50 PM GMT
@Gregory, Hima's comment regarding the html extenstion was in response to Esontag's comment. This bug was fixed in ColdFusion 10 update 1 and it can be applied from the ColdFusion administrator. ColdFusion 10 updates are not available on the support page and can be downloaded and installed from the administrator. I guess the update that you downloaded would be the 'mandatory update' which is only replacing the Adobe certificate. The technote would describe what that update is.
Comment by Rupesh K.
19356 | October 26, 2012 04:43:59 AM GMT
We are on Update 9 and this problem still persists. When is it going to be fixed? Thanks.
Comment by External U.
19357 | May 25, 2013 04:33:41 PM GMT
@aghanchi Hi, Did you face any issues while installing the update? Also can you provide your setup details (machine details,installation type etc) Thanks (Comment added from ex-user id:vnigam)
Comment by Adobe D.
19358 | May 27, 2013 04:48:02 AM GMT
This bug is preventing us from updating from 9 to 10 Standard. On Win 2003 we installed CF10 but did NOT run migration wizard yet. We manually installed update 1, then update 9 from the jar files. Then ran migration wizard. Scheduled tasks not imported. Log file says "Advance scheduling support is not available in this edition of ColdFusion.
Comment by External U.
19359 | June 19, 2013 10:17:27 AM GMT
@mooresm Can you try to create recurring scheduled jobs from CF 10 administrator? -Viny (Comment added from ex-user id:vnigam)
Comment by Adobe D.
19360 | June 20, 2013 06:29:15 AM GMT
Yes, we can on a test server with same update level.
Comment by External U.
19361 | June 20, 2013 08:06:12 AM GMT