New Scheduled Task - what password?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Powerchordpunk, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. I am trying to create a new scheduled task in task scheduler, but when it goes to run, it says no user account password was entered. Does this mean I have to enter the password I use to log in to windows? I have xp set up now so no users enter a password to login. I don't know what my account password is if I even have one at all. Any advice on how to get my newly created tasks to run? Thanks.
     
  2. yoyo

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    From Kelly's Korner Windows XP A-Z:

    Task Scheduler - A scheduled task can be run without passwords

    For Pro: Start/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Local Security Policy/Local Policies/Security options.
    In the right hand pane (third down). Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only. This is enabled by default, disable it.

    For Home: (Keith Miller) Backup your registry before modifying. Locate the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa

    Value name: limitblankpassworduse
    Type: REG_DWORD
    Data: 0 (disabled) 1 (enabled)

    It is enabled by default. Disable it and scheduled tasks should run.
     
  3. didn't work. do i have to restart
     
  4. nevermind. It worked. Thanks for the help, yoyo.