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Anonymous
December 13, 2004 12:53:08 AM

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I am trying to set up a scheduled task but it keeps giving me errors
saying the account info cannot be found. I set up the account info but
do not use a password on my account and it gives me an error saying
the task will not run if I do not put in a password.

How do you set up a scheduled task if you do not have a password on
the account?? I do not use a password when I log in as I am the only
one using the computer and wanted to get away from having to enter a
password each time I log in. Any ideas??
TonySper

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Anonymous
December 13, 2004 12:53:09 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

If you don't want to password your account then you can create a separate
account with which to run your tasks with.

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"TonySper" wrote:
|I am trying to set up a scheduled task but it keeps giving me errors
| saying the account info cannot be found. I set up the account info but
| do not use a password on my account and it gives me an error saying
| the task will not run if I do not put in a password.
|
| How do you set up a scheduled task if you do not have a password on
| the account?? I do not use a password when I log in as I am the only
| one using the computer and wanted to get away from having to enter a
| password each time I log in. Any ideas??
| TonySper
|
|
Anonymous
December 14, 2004 9:29:07 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

"TonySper" <tsperduti@bellsouth.net> wrote:
| I am trying to set up a scheduled task but it keeps giving me errors
| saying the account info cannot be found. I set up the account info but
| do not use a password on my account and it gives me an error saying
| the task will not run if I do not put in a password.
|
| How do you set up a scheduled task if you do not have a password on
| the account?? I do not use a password when I log in as I am the only
| one using the computer and wanted to get away from having to enter a
| password each time I log in. Any ideas??
| TonySper

If you boot directly to the Desktop, then..

TweakUI for XP
Logon
AutoLogon
[Y] Log on automatically at startup
[Set Password]

If TweakUI is not installed on your system, then download it from
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
Note: V2.10.0.0 needs at least Windows XP SP 1
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Anonymous
December 14, 2004 9:29:08 AM

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Thank you both. Will work on it. Can not understand why if I do not
use a password why the OS will not let me set up a schedule with a
blank password. Will work on the Twek idea
TonySper

"a nonymous" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:o QOa3JV4EHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...

"TonySper" <tsperduti@bellsouth.net> wrote:
| I am trying to set up a scheduled task but it keeps giving me errors
| saying the account info cannot be found. I set up the account info
but
| do not use a password on my account and it gives me an error saying
| the task will not run if I do not put in a password.
|
| How do you set up a scheduled task if you do not have a password on
| the account?? I do not use a password when I log in as I am the only
| one using the computer and wanted to get away from having to enter a
| password each time I log in. Any ideas??
| TonySper

If you boot directly to the Desktop, then..

TweakUI for XP
Logon
AutoLogon
[Y] Log on automatically at startup
[Set Password]

If TweakUI is not installed on your system, then download it from
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
Note: V2.10.0.0 needs at least Windows XP SP 1
Anonymous
December 14, 2004 9:29:08 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks, the TweakUI worked fine. Allows me to start up without
entering a password yet lets me use a password. If I hold down the
shift key while in startup it asks for a password. Works OK Thanks
Tony

"a nonymous" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:o QOa3JV4EHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...

"TonySper" <tsperduti@bellsouth.net> wrote:
| I am trying to set up a scheduled task but it keeps giving me errors
| saying the account info cannot be found. I set up the account info
but
| do not use a password on my account and it gives me an error saying
| the task will not run if I do not put in a password.
|
| How do you set up a scheduled task if you do not have a password on
| the account?? I do not use a password when I log in as I am the only
| one using the computer and wanted to get away from having to enter a
| password each time I log in. Any ideas??
| TonySper

If you boot directly to the Desktop, then..

TweakUI for XP
Logon
AutoLogon
[Y] Log on automatically at startup
[Set Password]

If TweakUI is not installed on your system, then download it from
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
Note: V2.10.0.0 needs at least Windows XP SP 1
Anonymous
December 14, 2004 9:29:09 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

By default, Windows XP requires a password for a scheduled task. However,
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

Then, check the "Run only if logged on" box in the scheduled task.

The task will now run without specifying a scheduled task password.

"TonySper" wrote:

> Thank you both. Will work on it. Can not understand why if I do not
> use a password why the OS will not let me set up a schedule with a
> blank password. Will work on the Twek idea
> TonySper
>
> "a nonymous" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:o QOa3JV4EHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>
> "TonySper" <tsperduti@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> | I am trying to set up a scheduled task but it keeps giving me errors
> | saying the account info cannot be found. I set up the account info
> but
> | do not use a password on my account and it gives me an error saying
> | the task will not run if I do not put in a password.
> |
> | How do you set up a scheduled task if you do not have a password on
> | the account?? I do not use a password when I log in as I am the only
> | one using the computer and wanted to get away from having to enter a
> | password each time I log in. Any ideas??
> | TonySper
>
> If you boot directly to the Desktop, then..
>
> TweakUI for XP
> Logon
> AutoLogon
> [Y] Log on automatically at startup
> [Set Password]
>
> If TweakUI is not installed on your system, then download it from
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
> Note: V2.10.0.0 needs at least Windows XP SP 1
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 14, 2004 10:06:16 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks Curt,
That is what I was looking for. I did make the other changes and it is
working with the password but I have to do the same setup to 6 other
machines and non of them use a password. I think your suggestion will
work out better for my application.
TonySper

"Curt B" <CurtB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:38F33BE7-55EF-4B9D-AAD8-B4AEDCA1FBD3@microsoft.com...
By default, Windows XP requires a password for a scheduled task.
However,
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

Then, check the "Run only if logged on" box in the scheduled task.

The task will now run without specifying a scheduled task password.

"TonySper" wrote:

> Thank you both. Will work on it. Can not understand why if I do not
> use a password why the OS will not let me set up a schedule with a
> blank password. Will work on the Twek idea
> TonySper
>
> "a nonymous" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:o QOa3JV4EHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>
> "TonySper" <tsperduti@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> | I am trying to set up a scheduled task but it keeps giving me
> errors
> | saying the account info cannot be found. I set up the account info
> but
> | do not use a password on my account and it gives me an error
> saying
> | the task will not run if I do not put in a password.
> |
> | How do you set up a scheduled task if you do not have a password
> on
> | the account?? I do not use a password when I log in as I am the
> only
> | one using the computer and wanted to get away from having to enter
> a
> | password each time I log in. Any ideas??
> | TonySper
>
> If you boot directly to the Desktop, then..
>
> TweakUI for XP
> Logon
> AutoLogon
> [Y] Log on automatically at startup
> [Set Password]
>
> If TweakUI is not installed on your system, then download it from
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
> Note: V2.10.0.0 needs at least Windows XP SP 1
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 16, 2004 5:31:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Tony, I'm glad I could help.

"TonySper" wrote:

> Thanks Curt,
> That is what I was looking for. I did make the other changes and it is
> working with the password but I have to do the same setup to 6 other
> machines and non of them use a password. I think your suggestion will
> work out better for my application.
> TonySper
>
> "Curt B" <CurtB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:38F33BE7-55EF-4B9D-AAD8-B4AEDCA1FBD3@microsoft.com...
> By default, Windows XP requires a password for a scheduled task.
> However,
> 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
>
> Then, check the "Run only if logged on" box in the scheduled task.
>
> The task will now run without specifying a scheduled task password.
>
> "TonySper" wrote:
>
> > Thank you both. Will work on it. Can not understand why if I do not
> > use a password why the OS will not let me set up a schedule with a
> > blank password. Will work on the Twek idea
> > TonySper
> >
> > "a nonymous" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:o QOa3JV4EHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> >
> > "TonySper" <tsperduti@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > | I am trying to set up a scheduled task but it keeps giving me
> > errors
> > | saying the account info cannot be found. I set up the account info
> > but
> > | do not use a password on my account and it gives me an error
> > saying
> > | the task will not run if I do not put in a password.
> > |
> > | How do you set up a scheduled task if you do not have a password
> > on
> > | the account?? I do not use a password when I log in as I am the
> > only
> > | one using the computer and wanted to get away from having to enter
> > a
> > | password each time I log in. Any ideas??
> > | TonySper
> >
> > If you boot directly to the Desktop, then..
> >
> > TweakUI for XP
> > Logon
> > AutoLogon
> > [Y] Log on automatically at startup
> > [Set Password]
> >
> > If TweakUI is not installed on your system, then download it from
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
> > Note: V2.10.0.0 needs at least Windows XP SP 1
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
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