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I'd like to utilize the built in CHKDSK and DEFRAG of Windows XP to automate regular disk maintenance for our users.  The problem I run into is assigning a user to the task.  Our user's passwords get changed monthly, so I can't really just put in their user name and password for the assigned user, as this would cause them to be prompted for their credentials each time.  Is there any way I could set a task to run as system, or some other account who's password isn't changeable?  I guess what I'm aiming for is a "Diskkeeper" type of disk maintenance utilizing the built in disk utilities of XP.  I'm open to other suggestions as well, and any input is greatly appreciated.

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set it to run on the local administrator's account.
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or create a user account on the domain that doesn't get the security policy applied to it.
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I would, but our local administrator account's passwords get changed monthly via SMS push every 30-days as well.  Thanks for the suggestion though.
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I would, but our local administrator account's passwords get changed monthly via SMS push every 30-days as well.  Thanks for the suggestion though.
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how about creating a special user account in the domain that is excepted from whatever method you're using to force the password changes?
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First off you really cant't schedule Defrag to run in Win2000. Nor chkdsk because for chkdsk to fix errors it needs to it at boot time. Which requires registry setting to make it run.

AutoDeFrag
http://www.morphasys.com/autodefrag/

AutoDeFrag is a launcher for the standard defragmenter built into Windows 2000. The standard defragmenter does not support the ability to be scheduled, and therefore must be manually launched when required, once for each fixed disk in your system.


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by:sramesh2k
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the best way to use is to set it run in LOCAL Admin account.

another method is to use blank password (which is no way secure)
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