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New Scheduled Task - what password?

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Powerchordpunk

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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.
 

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.
 

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