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Subject Scheduled execution time has already past
Date   07/22/2007
Message Hello,

I'm using Automize 5.5 on Win 2K3 Server Standard Edition. I have 3 scheduled tasks, and one of them is called WRITE_OUTGOING and it's scheduled to run every 10 seconds.

In the last week or so, I've noticed that for several minutes at a time, it won't run at all. In the debug log, around these times, I'm getting entries such as what I have pasted below.

Can you help me please?


Oct 27, 2004 8:55:01 PM

Failed to schedule task: Optin_Confirmer Trying to schedule again. Failure reason:: Scheduled execution time has already past. Please see the knowledge base for possible failure reasons

Schedule = Wed Oct 27 20:00:00 EDT 2004

Current = Wed Oct 27 20:55:01 EDT 2004

Oct 27, 2004 8:55:01 PM

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Negative delay.

at java.util.Timer.schedule(Unknown Source)

at SchedulerEngine.schedulerEngine(


at java.util.TimerThread.mainLoop(Unknown Source)

at Source)


Reply1 Hi Ajay,

We have never seen this error before, but it is definitely related to the schedule being every 10 seconds. I think your system or the scheduler engine is getting overloaded and the scheduled time is being missed (at least 10 seconds slower), causing this error.

I am not sure why it just started having this issue only recently and not before.

You may try and upgrade to the latest 5.x patch (5.60) and see if the problem goes away.