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Trying to Programmatically Stop Task Scheduler - "System Error 5 has occured"

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I am simply trying to execute a C# program that will run a "net stop schedule" from the command line (basically I need to stop the scheduled tasks briefly while this code executes and then re-start afterwards).

Starting an elevated or normal command prompt and typing this command manually results in this output:

System error 5 has occurred.

Access is denied.

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I've seen some fixes on the internet about changing a registry value from 2 to 4 but that completely disabled the service and wouldn't allow it to start.

Any ideas?
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Easy: that command needs to be run as system, not as administrator. So elevation alone is not enough. Running as system can be achieved using
psexec -s -i net stop schedule
for example.
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