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Enable a non Admin to run a Scheduled Task without giving them admin rights.

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Need to enable a non administrative group to run a current scheduled task without giving them admin rights - The task is already set up to run as a service account that has admin rights just need to give them rights to run the service only.  I added the group to the permissions of the task but they do not have rights to see the scheduled tasks of that server to run it.  
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Rich Rumble earned 1500 total points
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This is to manually run a task that is normally schedule from certain times? You could try my very popular runas script which allows you keep a password encoded (not encrypted) from them: http://xinn.org/RunasVBS.html But scheduled tasks are supposed to be automagic, and not need someone to kick them off at a certain time.

What happens when a user who is not admin, right-click's on the task and select's "run" ?
You can try from the cmd line too, schtasks /run /tn "Security Script"
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/2e713203-3dd8-491b-b9e1-9423618dc7e81033.mspx?mfr=true
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Thanks for your input.  We didn't want to have to set it up to use Runas.  I found a work around today which seems to give us what we wanted.
The scheduled task runs on it's own but at times we wanted to give a non admin rights to run if needed on off hours.
I added the group to the Task permissions RWX only
I then added this group to the task folder using CACLS C:\WINDOWS\TASKS /E /G GROUP:R
This gives the group rights to only view the one task as well as execute and run if needed.  
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You can ask for your points back if you wish, as I don't feel I contributed to the answer, I'm glad you did find what works.
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No you can keep the points since your solution also would work.  I don't track or follow the points anyway.  Thanks again for your support.
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Fair enough, thanks!
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