System Restore Passsword Question

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When I set up a Scheduled Task to set a restore point at startup, I get the
message "The scheduled task did not run because no user account password was
entered."

This comp has only one user who does not want any passwords - for anything.
Is there any way to bypass this requirement in System Restore? Simply
clicking 'Enter" when prompted for a password does not work.

THx in advance

Dave
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Scheduled Tasks Cannot Run with a Blank Password
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310715

    Visit http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm and scroll down to:
    "Scheduled Tasks - Applying/Running tasks without a password­"

    [Courtesy of Kelly Theriot, MS-MVP]

    HOW TO: Troubleshoot Scheduled Tasks in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308558

    HOW TO: Schedule Tasks in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308569

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User
    Microsoft Newsgroups

    Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "Dave B" wrote:

    | When I set up a Scheduled Task to set a restore point at startup, I get the
    | message "The scheduled task did not run because no user account password was
    | entered."
    |
    | This comp has only one user who does not want any passwords - for anything.
    | Is there any way to bypass this requirement in System Restore? Simply
    | clicking 'Enter" when prompted for a password does not work.
    |
    | THx in advance
    |
    | Dave
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Well Carey - I have tried all the below listed and here is where I am:
    (For reference, I am just trying to set up a RP at startup (system or
    user) )

    1) CP Scheduled Tasks shows restore point has been created, but Last
    Result is always 0x1, which I understand means it did not work.
    2) Restore Point does not show up as a choice in the System Restore frame.
    3) In the View Log routine I am getting "Result: The task completed with an
    exit code of (1)"

    Any thoughts on what is going on here. BTW, this comp is the host on a LAN.
    Would that have anything to do with the issue?

    Thanks

    Dave


    "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23qBOq0tLFHA.244@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Scheduled Tasks Cannot Run with a Blank Password
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310715
    >
    > Visit http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm and scroll down to:
    > "Scheduled Tasks - Applying/Running tasks without a password­"
    >
    > [Courtesy of Kelly Theriot, MS-MVP]
    >
    > HOW TO: Troubleshoot Scheduled Tasks in Windows XP
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308558
    >
    > HOW TO: Schedule Tasks in Windows XP
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308569
    >
    > --
    > Carey Frisch
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows XP - Shell/User
    > Microsoft Newsgroups
    >
    > Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
    >
    > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > "Dave B" wrote:
    >
    > | When I set up a Scheduled Task to set a restore point at startup, I get
    > the
    > | message "The scheduled task did not run because no user account password
    > was
    > | entered."
    > |
    > | This comp has only one user who does not want any passwords - for
    > anything.
    > | Is there any way to bypass this requirement in System Restore? Simply
    > | clicking 'Enter" when prompted for a password does not work.
    > |
    > | THx in advance
    > |
    > | Dave
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Windows XP automatically creates a Restore Point almost
    on a daily basis. Why are you attempting to duplicate what
    Windows XP does automatically?

    System Restore creates a restore point every 24 hours if the
    computer is turned on, or if it has been 24 hours since the last
    restore point was created. Scheduled restore-point creation
    occurs when the computer is idle, when there is no mouse,
    keyboard, or disk activity.

    Using the Registry Editor to Configure System Restore
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prmb_tol_snry.asp

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User
    Microsoft Newsgroups

    Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "Dave B" wrote:

    | Well Carey - I have tried all the below listed and here is where I am:
    | (For reference, I am just trying to set up a RP at startup (system or
    | user) )
    |
    | 1) CP Scheduled Tasks shows restore point has been created, but Last
    | Result is always 0x1, which I understand means it did not work.
    | 2) Restore Point does not show up as a choice in the System Restore frame.
    | 3) In the View Log routine I am getting "Result: The task completed with an
    | exit code of (1)"
    |
    | Any thoughts on what is going on here. BTW, this comp is the host on a LAN.
    | Would that have anything to do with the issue?
    |
    | Thanks
    |
    | Dave
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Carey - Windows isn't doing it automatically. There are many days when no
    RPs - none at all - are automatically generated (presuming we are talking
    about the undefined "System Checkpoint") There are some, but they certainly
    are not 24 hours apart. These comps are turned off at night (8:00pm -
    Midnight), and booted about 5:00 am. Before some ham hand does it to me
    when I'm not around, I would like to have a RP at bootup. Every time. And
    I would like to be the one that decides when a Scheduled Task occurs on my
    machines, not Microsoft.

    There is one mystery I have to admit. CP/Scheduled Tasks/ System
    Restore/Properties/Settings there is an option "Stop the task if it runs for
    more than 72 hours" I can't image how many tasks run for more then 3 days,
    but maybe that should be unchecked. BTW, would the screen saver cause this
    problem?

    snip>Scheduled restore-point creation occurs when the computer is idle, when
    there is no mouse, keyboard, or disk activity.

    I didn't know that. But - there is clearly an "At system startup" option in
    Schedule. Are you saying I can't do a SR at startup? So far, I have to
    admit I have been unable to. Let's just say for my own reasons I would like
    to. I would appreciate any help you can give me in doing so.

    Thanks

    Dave


    "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uOHKPivLFHA.2468@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Windows XP automatically creates a Restore Point almost
    > on a daily basis. Why are you attempting to duplicate what
    > Windows XP does automatically?
    >
    > System Restore creates a restore point every 24 hours if the
    > computer is turned on, or if it has been 24 hours since the last
    > restore point was created. Scheduled restore-point creation
    > occurs when the computer is idle, when there is no mouse,
    > keyboard, or disk activity.
    >
    > Using the Registry Editor to Configure System Restore
    > http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prmb_tol_snry.asp
    >
    > --
    > Carey Frisch
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows XP - Shell/User
    > Microsoft Newsgroups
    >
    > Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
    >
    > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > "Dave B" wrote:
    >
    > | Well Carey - I have tried all the below listed and here is where I am:
    > | (For reference, I am just trying to set up a RP at startup (system or
    > | user) )
    > |
    > | 1) CP Scheduled Tasks shows restore point has been created, but Last
    > | Result is always 0x1, which I understand means it did not work.
    > | 2) Restore Point does not show up as a choice in the System Restore
    > frame.
    > | 3) In the View Log routine I am getting "Result: The task completed
    > with an
    > | exit code of (1)"
    > |
    > | Any thoughts on what is going on here. BTW, this comp is the host on a
    > LAN.
    > | Would that have anything to do with the issue?
    > |
    > | Thanks
    > |
    > | Dave
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