Error 0x800700a4 Failed to connect to Task Runner CP for Task “

Symptom

You may see the following error entry logged against the TaskCentre event log:

Failed to connect to Task Runner CP for Task 0x800700a4

Cause

0x800700a4 is a Windows error which decodes to “No more threads can be created in the system.”

Background

Connection points (The ‘CP’ in the error message) are an integral part of COM infrastructure on which TaskCentre relies.

The fault occurs where a call onto the Task Runner COM object to set up the Task Runner’s connection point fails due to no free threads being available.

Resolution

A restart of the TaskCentre Server service will resolve the issue.