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    How can I use Windows 2000 or XP Backup without requiring users to change the Backup password every time that their Windows logon password is changed? (which is every 90 days).  I have approx. 200 users I'm trying to get on Backup.  I would like to avoid the hastle of always making sure that the password is changed.   Thank you.  
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by:Lee W, MVP
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I've never seen a password feature... How is it your getting this?
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Are you talking about a scheduled task?
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   Yes, I am talking about when I schedule Backup to perform overnight, a password box appears in the Backup wizard under Set Account Information.  If this Set Account Information password is not the same as the Windows logon password the backup will not happen.  I was wondering if there's a way I could set up each person  with  backup privileges in the Control Panel, User Accounts.  Would that somehow bypass the Backup Set Account Information password.  The backup files are stored on the network drive.  Thank you for your help.
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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Oh, that's a scheduled task feature - you could be forcing notepad to open and still have that problem.

I suggest two options:
1.  Create a backup account and set it so the password never expires then put the job under that account
2.  Stop using a password change requirement (not recommended).
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Thanks,

     I have another question regarding Backup.  What is the simplest method of backup types (copy, daily, differential, incremental and normal) for setting up the 167 users? Most users would only be backing up whatever that is created within their My Documents folder.  Should they do a normal backup with the file replacement option set on.  Or should they just start off with and continue to do incremental backup?  Or should they start with normal and then do incremental?  When the normal and incremental is restored is their more than one backup file involved?   Thank you very much.
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