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Scheduled tasks - Part 2

Hi there,

Does anyone know the permission a user needs in order to be able to run a scheduled task he hasn't create?

Cheers,

R.
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racineconde
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racineconde
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itcozaCommented:
member of server admin
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racinecondeAuthor Commented:
Yes, but by putting the user in that group, you give him all the power, not only the one to run a scheduled tesk!!!
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sirbountyCommented:
What are you trying to accomplish?
If a user creates a task, then it can run whether he/she is logged on or not - it's a task to run 'in the future' - under the supplied credentials.
If it's a task that will require elevated permissions, you should schedule it using the SYSTEM account.
I usually schedule mine from the command line, but I'm quite certain you can just change the GUI version of schtasks to set the user account to SYSTEM and then don't supply a password...
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racinecondeAuthor Commented:
what system account???
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sirbountyCommented:
It's a built-in administrative account...

Read more here:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=120929
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racinecondeAuthor Commented:
Actually, I made a mistake about the OS. It's WIN 2003 Server. Is there the same account?
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sirbountyCommented:
Yes.
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racinecondeAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I'm not seing it
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sirbountyCommented:
If you could tell me what it is you're trying to do, I can help you further.
I don't know anything about your situation, so I'm not sure what you're goal is.
The System account is an account used by the system.  It generally has 'all' access to everything.
So, if you need to have something scheduled for a user, but that user doesn't have the permissions to run the application, you can utilize this account to get the elevated security credentials without compromising anything.

Let's say for argument's sake that I needed the Paint Brush application to load up at 1pm, and the user for whatever reason couldn't do it themself.

I could create a task, assigning the task to the system account using (from a command line):

schtasks /create /ru System /sc once /st 13:00:00 /tn PaintBrush /tr "start pbrush"

You can create the same thing via the GUI version of schtasks, but I find more versatility using the command-line version...
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jimmymcp02Commented:
your user doesnt have the rights to "log on as batch job"
it doesnt matter if your account is an admin account you still need to set this permissions.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q222628/

from a previous post that i answered
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win2000/Q_21623388.html
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