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August 25, 2005 1:33:17 AM

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

Hi All,

I was fixing a clients computer and encountered something I have not seen
before. First a little background; I cleaned a trojan off of her computer
as well as some adware. I am guessing that this was caused by the trojan,
but Norton A/V has a scheduled scan in the Scheduled Tasks folder that will
not run any more. The message it gives is that a password was not entered.
Her computer runs XP Home and she is the only person who uses it and she
does not have a password to log on to her computer. Other scheduled tasks
come up with the message that the Task Scheduler service is not running, so
they would not run. I checked, and the Scheduler service is running and is
set to automatic.

Any input on how I can resolve this problem?

Thanks all,
Brian

More about : scheduled task problem

August 25, 2005 3:44:51 AM

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

Hi Brian,

Suggestion: Rid of Norton
Fix: Running Scheduled Tasks without a password:

For Pro: Start/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Local Security
Policy/Local Policies/Security options. In the right hand pane (third down).

Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only.
This is enabled by default, disable it.

For Home: Run Scheduled Task without a Password (Line 68)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Troubleshooting the Task Scheduler
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_t.htm#ts


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All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm


"Brian Scholfield" <bdsmcse(removethis)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi All,
>
> I was fixing a clients computer and encountered something I have not seen
> before. First a little background; I cleaned a trojan off of her computer
> as well as some adware. I am guessing that this was caused by the trojan,
> but Norton A/V has a scheduled scan in the Scheduled Tasks folder that
> will not run any more. The message it gives is that a password was not
> entered. Her computer runs XP Home and she is the only person who uses it
> and she does not have a password to log on to her computer. Other
> scheduled tasks come up with the message that the Task Scheduler service
> is not running, so they would not run. I checked, and the Scheduler
> service is running and is set to automatic.
>
> Any input on how I can resolve this problem?
>
> Thanks all,
> Brian
>
!