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    I have been attempting to use Task Scheduler (TS) to run a batch file that I have created to copy a file from one location to another. The TS comes up with an error message;
    "The new task has been created, but may not run because the account info could not be set.
    The specific error is; 0x800070005; Access is denied."

    I suspect that the problem occurs because on this home computer I do not use a password. I have attempted several ways to enter a non-password.

    Is there a way to get TS to work without entering a system password?
    If I set a password in TS will that become a password that I will have to enter for each boot up?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold Ek View Post
    ....If I set a password in TS will that become a password that I will have to enter for each boot up? ....
    Yes.

    As far as I can remember, a password requirement has always been a part of Task Scheduler - as basic security requirement against computer hijacking.
    Gre

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    You have to have a password in XP in order to schedule a task. See Scheduled Tasks cannot run with a blank password for more details.

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    You can run scheduled tasks without a password. The method differs depending on whether you are running Pro or Home. Here's one way to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Lebow View Post
    You can run scheduled tasks without a password. The method differs depending on whether you are running Pro or Home. Here's one way to do it.
    Thanks Kurt!
    That's exactly what I was hoping for. Tried it, and worked fine.

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