I've read the articles on E.E. explaining that you must set a password on the user account in order to make scheduled tasks work. And, I've tried it and it works.
But I don't want to have to use a password in order to get this functionality, and I need to know to avoid it. On my simple peer-to-peer lan, I have at least one XP Pro computer that runs the tasks just fine, even though the user has no password...and I can't figure out why. I added the scheduled tasks on that computer before I knew it was supposed to require passwords.
And, even though my other XP computers won't run tasks I set up because I don't have a user password and corresponding task password, they DO run things such as the tasks that Norton set up when I installed anti-virus. If you look at the properties of the Norton tasks, they don't have any password set, and yet they run, even though the user doesn't have a password, either.
How can this be? Isn't there some way I can do what Norton is somehow doing--set up tasks on XP without having to have user passwords?