I believe I had the same issue (I could not figure out how to schedule the
backup using the Win98 Task Scheduler) and I asked the question to Veritas
Technical Support via e-mail. The response I received is copied below.
I did as Ms. Rogers suggests, and, sure enough, there is now an entry in
Task Scheduler for my backup job. We'll see if it launches next Sunday night.

John Bloniarz

From: (Support)
To: ('John Bloniarz')

If task scheduler is installed, when you create a backup job and choose schedule
the task scheduler will automatically come up with the proper information.
If you are not using task scheduler and prefer to use our scheduler simply
rename the following file

taskman.exe or mstask.exe or sage.dll

Please be advised you will not be able to use the MS Task scheduler if this
file is renamed.

thank you,

Jill Rogers
VERITAS Technical Services
Desktop Support

-----Original Message-----
From: John Bloniarz []
Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 1:19 PM
To: Support
Subject: Backup Exec Desktop 98 Support Question

User Info below: 11/29/99 1:19:06 PM
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Customer Name : John Bloniarz
Company Name : J B Software, Inc.
Question Type : Support Question
Product : BEDSK98
Product Version :
Platform/OS Info : Windows / Win 98
The latest upgrade of Backup Exec (V4.2) does not allow me to use the Backup
Scheduler part of the product and tells me to go back to the Task Scheduler
instead (like we formerly did before V3.0). The "help" for the product tells
me to see then manual as to how to do this, and the currently-online manual
on this web site gives no further information than the "help". When I previously
was able to use the Task Scheduler (on Win 95 with V2.0 of Backup Exec),
I needed a little .EXE file which was available on the Seagate Software web
site to schedule the job (perhaps it was called BESCHED.EXE?). How do I
do this now, particularly, how do I provide the name of the backup job I
wish to run (as I want to schedule several of my backup jobs at different

Thank You,
John Bloniarz

"Ron Shurie" wrote:
>"Ron Shurie" wrote:
>>"S. van Baaren" wrote:
>>>I also have this problem, and I'm also awaiting a solution
>>>If you have one send it to me.
>>>Silvester E.R. van Baaren
>>>Technical Engeneer
>>>Equinoxe Command Inc.
>>>Ken Jones schreef in berichtnieuws
>>>> I have a Backup Exec 4.2 schedule to do full backup once weekly and
>>>> differential backups on other days, all in the middle of the night.
>>>> Currently, I find the following message sitting on my screen every
>>>> The backup does not start until I click OK to this message. I have

>>>> but been able to figure out how to get rid of this message that is
>>>> preventing unattended operation. I did not see this message before

>>>> upgraded to 4.2. Can someone advise how I can cure this problem?
>>>> "This job was created using Automatic Data Protection, which ensures

>>>> your backups will be run on a regular asis. It is recommeded that you

>>>> not modify the backup job."
>>>> cheers,
>>>> Ken
>>>Here goes another friendly use with the same problem. Doesn't anyone

>>Veritas monitor this BBS?? I liked it better when you paid for the call
>>and got immediate service. As a reseller, I don't have time to wait for
>>three days for an answer. The client figures he should have at least 6

>>of free dial-up support. What gives??
>>Ron Shurie
>>Micro Performance

>It appears that the real error message was the one that told us to use the
>freaking "Task Scheduler" in the first place. I found a tech tip #041-100091
>that indicates that one must use the trusty BackupExec task scheduler to
>perform the magic. I am going back right now to attempt a repair. Wish
>me luck.