Task scheduler incorrectly locks the running account of scheduled tasks in Windows Server 2008, 7, Vista

When creating or modifying tasks in Windows Server 2008, you may get the following message after entering the credentials of the account which will run the task:

An error has occurred for task <taskname>.  Error message: The following error was reported: The referenced account is currently locked out and may not be logged on to..


Task Scheduler Glitch


If this persists after multiple unlocks, it is most likely a glitch rather than a configuration issue.  Microsoft has supplied a hotfix.