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Scheduled Tasks Passwords

By ssine ·
I have set tasks to run using Scheduled Tasks within Window XP and set the password of the task to that of the user account that I want to run the task.

The problem I have encountered is that I have a policy set so that after 90 days, my users must change their password. When my users change their password, the passwords to run the scheduled tasks do not change as well. Because the scheduled tasks passwords don't change, the tasks no longer run.

Is there a way to synchronize the login password so that when it changes every 90 days, the scheduled tasks passwords will change as well?

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by haileyan In reply to Scheduled Tasks Passwords

You need to create an account for this service and set the account for "Password never expires." The password change will not be forced for any account with this checked.

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by ssine In reply to Scheduled Tasks Passwords

When the task runs with the account that never expires, does that need to be the active account?

Reason I ask, when I ran a test yesterday using the administrator account while logged in as another user, the task ran for 3 hours. I shut it down and saw it did not do what the task intended.

When I set it to run as the active user, the task ran for a couple of minutes and did what it was suppose to.

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