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I've a magento 1.6 instance that doesn't trigger cron jobs when cron.php is hit. It also doesn't have a Cron (Scheduled Tasks) configuration section under Admin > System > Configuration > System. Mage_Cron is enabled. I've no idea why it isn't working. Any feedback would be helpful. Thanks!

  • Any errors in thre magento or php logs? Is the cron table in the database filled with tasks? – Sander Mangel Dec 17 '13 at 19:34
  • Nothing in the cron_schedule table and nothing in the logs. Something is amiss because the cron admin isn't even showing. – dubloons Dec 17 '13 at 20:58
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I've found the issue. One of the modules installed on the site was disabling the cron system in it's config file:

<config><modules><Mage_Cron><active>false</active></Mage_Cron></modules></config>

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