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password for scheduled tasks ?


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boazboaz

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I don't want a logon password for my XP, but when adding a task to the scheduled tasks I was asked for one.

I'v added a logon password and used it for adding tasks to the scheduled tasks.

Is there some other way to add tasks without adding a login password to my XP??? (I am the administrator of my PC)

Edited by boazboaz, 28 March 2006 - 11:38 PM.

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No. XP doesn't let you do this. You HAVE to have a password, dont ask me why. It's one of the known flaws with XP.

My solution is to use the password, and use tweakUI to have windows logon automatically with the set password on bootup. No esthetic changes done to bootup, and scheduled tasks work.

http://www.microsoft...ppowertoys.mspx
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the reason that you have to have a password to run a scheduled task is because you can schedule just about anything to run with scheduled tasks...and so can people who write viruses...but what the people who write viruses generally don't have...is your password....so they can't schedule a task as your user (since they don't know your username)..so it makes it safer.
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OK, thank you.

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And what would you say about that :

"you may disable this with the following registry change:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Lsa

limitblankpassworduse
Change the value in the Value Data box from 1 to 0 "

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What is so special with the "scheduled task" element ?? All my PC stuff should be protected and that is solved with the logon password. viruses are not made only for "scheduled task" !!!

Edited by boazboaz, 31 March 2006 - 08:48 AM.

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Well I never tried that registry fix personally, I never encountered it. However, reflecting on what dsenette says, he's quite right that we should have passwords on them for security reasons.

I say use TweakUI, as I first suggested
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Thank you very much.

Edited by boazboaz, 03 April 2006 - 05:32 AM.

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No problem.
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boazboaz

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Issue closed.
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