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WinXP Scheduled Tasks password

By haycoconsulting ·
I am the administrator on my XP machine. I have created other users on my XP machine. None of the users has a password. I am trying to run a Scheduled Task (to run a file backup .bat job) but it will not start because of a missing or blank password. All the documentation just says that you have to use one - it doesn't tell you what to do if your user account does not have a password assigned.

Anyone know a 'work-around' for this?

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by Moushie_23 In reply to WinXP Scheduled Tasks pas ...

I have one question...does the administrative account that you are logged into have a password? If your account does not have a password, you might try setting up a password to login with and then try running the scheduler...

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by haycoconsulting In reply to WinXP Scheduled Tasks pas ...

No, no passwords are assigned to the administrator or the other users. I guess I should have specified that I want to run a Scheduled Task without having to add a user or administrator logon password.

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by SRamesh2K In reply to WinXP Scheduled Tasks pas ...

To run Scheduled Tasks without password, you have to tweak a key in registry:

1. Click [Start] [Run] [Regedit]
2. Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Lsa

3. In the right-pane, look for the key "LimitBlankPasswordUse" and set it's value to "0"

Restart Windows and the Task Scheduler should run with a blank password account.

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by SRamesh2K In reply to WinXP Scheduled Tasks pas ...

Did this resolve the problem?

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by haycoconsulting In reply to WinXP Scheduled Tasks pas ...

Thanks, SRamesh2 - it works!

Enjoy the points.

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by haycoconsulting In reply to WinXP Scheduled Tasks pas ...

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