GPO Preference Scheduled task not working

Posted on 2014-07-16
Last Modified: 2014-07-20

System info: Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7

I created a group policy object which switches off automatically all client PCs at 2AM everyday.

But this did not work..the task is running as domain admin.

I have checked GP result and that setting was applied successfully.

Are there other ways to troubleshoot this issues?
Question by:Educad
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    Expert Comment

    by:Sekar Chinnakannu
    Can you try to change the link order and check.

    Author Comment

    I did enforce the link but did not work. Still need to change the link order?
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    Expert Comment

    by:Neeraj Kumar

    You need the change run the schedule task as "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" account from domain admin

    Refere the below mentioned link

    Author Comment

    Does not really matter it is a second domain admin account to run scheduled tasks that I am running. Why I need to run as SYSTEM account?
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    Accepted Solution

    You should start by telling us if the task got deployed at all. If so, what does its history tab tell you?
    About "system": should indeed be preferred to using a domain admin. Using a domain admin would need credentials. To put these into a deployable scheduled task is dangerous, change that task at once to system, no joking. You are exposing the domain admin password to users (under certain conditions).

    Author Comment

    Actually it did not get deployed all at when I checked client's PC. I had wrong option "Create" which I should have changed to "Update". Thank you for your help Mcknife!

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