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Getting VB script issue on Task Scheduler "Run whether user logged on or not".

Q: Getting VB script issue on Task Scheduler "Run whether user logged on or not".

I have a vb script. It reads text file and creates word document. Script is as below.
I have scheduled job in Task Scheduler.

When I select "Run only when user logged on", then it script runs successfully and create output as expected. When I select "Run whether user logged on or not", then script creates error as below.
D:\ADDS\vbscript.vbs(6, 1) Microsoft Word: The document name or path is not valid.(D:\ADDS\MYFILE.TXT)
D: is local drive here.
dim objwd
dim mytest
set objwd = wscript.createobject("word.application")
objwd.visible=false
objwd.documents.add
objwd.selection.insertfile "D:\ADDS\ZCHECK_LOG.TMP","", false, false, false
With objwd.ActiveDocument.PageSetup
.Orientation = 1
.PageWidth = "11"
.PageHeight = "8.5"
.TopMargin = "1.5"
.BottomMargin = "1"
.LeftMargin = "1"
.RightMargin = "1"
End With
objwd.Selection.WholeStory
With objwd.Selection.Font
.Name = "Courier New"
.Size = "7.5"
.Bold = true
End With
objwd.activedocument.fields.unlink
objwd.selection.endkey
objwd.selection.delete 1
objwd.activedocument.showgrammaticalerrors = false
objwd.activedocument.showspellingerrors = false
objwd.activedocument.saveas "D:\ADDS\ZCHECKLOG_20180730160001.DOC"
objwd.documents.close
objwd.application.normaltemplate.saved = true
objwd.application.quit

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I have a problem with the Task Scheduler related to (but not exactly the same as) that described in

this thread .
The "Run only when user is logged on" parameter in task scheduler is badly labelled, and it's implications and usage are not clear from the user interface.
The Requirement
I use the Speedfan utility on my machine. This needs to run with admin privileges, so I set it up in the Task Scheduler to run "At log on of any user", and "Run with highest privileges".
Note i am the only user with admin privileges on this machine, but I am happy to enter my password in the Task Scheduler to allow this task to run with admin privs.
The Problem
The option for "Run only when user is logged on" parameter is wonderfully ambiguous. It doesn't say whether it means:

Run only when the user named under the setting for "When running this task, use the following user account" is logged in, or-
Run when ANY user is logged in.
In practice I find if I have "Run only when user is logged on", the task runs in the system tray as required, but it only works if I am the user logged in.
If I select "Run whether user is logged in or not", the task runs as a background process (a daemon in Unix terms) with no user interface, no use at all.
 
I have discovered from reading the forums (including the thread linked to above) that checking  "Run whether user is logged in or not" implicitly forces ... Read more

A:Task Scheduler and the "Run only when user is logged in" parameter

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Hi!

I have searched the web WITH NO SUCCESS.

I have been successful in creating and running tasks ONLY when the parameter
"Run only when user is logged on" is set.

Completely UNSUCCESSFUL when I set the parameter
"Run whether user is logged on or not"

with or without setting the parameter.
"Do not store password. The task will only have access to local resources""

I have admin rights. I created the task. I set the "Run with highest privileges"

What seems to happen (When I run on demand) : The task gets a process ID and thats it, nothing else. No other events occur. I have to end the task.

Task Scheduler launch task "\Test\test55" , instance "C:\Windows.old\Windows\notepad.exe" with process ID 3096.

I have several users sharing the computer. I want to be able to schedule a job and have it run at night after all the potential users have logged off.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Hi
I want to run a program (exe file) use the Task Scheduler every day.
even when the computer is in idle, even when the computer is off and when logged on or not.

how to do it?

Thanks!!!

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Hi all!
I need help in task scheduler!
Basically I have an excel (that is parked in a shared drive) which send out emails whenever its open and I want it to be opened (then saved and closed) during weekends as well when no one is in the office. I tried using task scheduler and it works when settings
are "run only when user is logged on" but when it is "run whether user is logged in or not", it wont work. I need it to be in that setting as no one will be in the office to log in to the user account. I saw related threads which suggest
running a batch file, but having no basic knowledge on such stuff (the excel was done by someone else), its giving me a big headache on how to resolve this problem. 
Also, I need microsoft outlook to be started up before the excel, though I assume it can be performed together, as long as the "run whether user is logged in or not" hurdle is overcame. 

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I'm having a problem with scheduling a task in Windows 7 Home Premium.  I have been having problems getting tasks to launch appropriately, so I set up a basic task as a test.  I set it to open Calculator at a specific time.  I then added options one at a time until I got the same failure to launch that I was getting on my previous tasks.  The Calculator test task works as long as it is set for "Run only when user is logged on."  As soon as I change the option to "Run whether user is logged on or not", the task fails to launch the application.  The task starts (the status says "Running") but Calculator does not start up.  I did not change any other option.  This happens whether "Do not store password" is checked or not.  Why would the "Run whether the user is logged on or not" option cause the task to fail?  Is there a way to fix this?  Thanks, LDL

A:Task Scheduler Problem (run whether user is logged on or not)

There is some pertinent info for your issue in the Task Security Context topic in the Scheduler help file...Specifically, it says, "...select the radio button labeled Run whether user is logged on or not. If this radio button is selected, tasks will not run interactively.  To make a task run interactively, select the Run only when user is logged on radio button."I guess the concept here is that a task requiring a user interface is simply not going to be allowed to present that user interface to a different user (or to someone passing by the computer when no user is logged-on).That's probably not the answer you wanted, but it's possible that you don't actually NEED a user interface, and if so your testing methodolgy is a bit flawed.  Instead of trying to bring up Calculator, try making a small batch file that echoes a message into a log file.I know I run backup batch files on a schedule, with a command line interface (and output redirected to a file).  It never pops up any kind of window, but it always runs.-Noel

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I have a exe fil created in visual studio 2013 which does requires one parameter to execute. I want to run it at 02:00 PM on daily when user logged on/off through the windows task scheduler. I followed below steps to schedule a exe to run it through
windows task scheduler.

Step1: Created new task with name "Billing Update" ,and i have set it with option shown below run whether user logged on or not.


Step 2: Set up trigger option to run exe on daily at 02:00 PM.

Step 3: Set up Action tab to select Billing.exe with arguments 2015.


Step 4 : I clicked on the ok button it asked me for the user name ,password to run the exe under condition of whether user logged on or not. I
did set it with appropriate credentials and hit with the ok .



When i logged of to see the execution of program it did not worked.

I checked with the below possible conditions to run the program.
1. I ran the program with setting Option->Run only when user logged on. (Output Result-Program worked)
2. I ran the Notepad.exe program with setting Option->Run whether user logged on or not. (Output Result-Program failed)
2. I have checked for securities required to assign the Users and Groups on General->Change User Or Groups for this i have given full access to D:\Billing.exe program using security (Output Result-Program failed).


I have googled out for the possible solution but did not get appropriate one ,Why does task scheduler does not run the program when i... Read more

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whenever i open task scheduler I keep getting the message

Error: selected task (o) no longer exists. To see the current tasks click refresh.

even after repeated clicking refresh the same message is displayed.

also on both task status and active tasks it says Reading data failed

wats happening?

A:Task scheduler (win7) fails to read data. Error: "selected task (o) no longer exits"

Can you not remove (o) from the scheduled task list?

If not then it might be that Task Scheduler has been corrupted by something, not sure how task scheduler is stored, but in system32 there is 3 files (taskschd.dll, taskschd.exe, TaskSchdPS.dll) that are all related to Task Scheduler, but not sure if any of them could be the cause of this issue.

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A few days ago I installed a fresh install of Windows 7 Premium x64 on my mediacenter in order to be able to update to Windows 10.
After having installed all available updates for Windows 7, I still didn't receive the DWX icon in the system tray.
I had this issue before with my desktop pc and followed the resolution I received on my thread 

here regarding that issue.
One of the actions described there was to schedule a task under "application experience" in the task scheduler and to run the GWX.exe as administrator.
After doing that I received the GWX icon in the system tray and I signed up for Windows 10.
However I still wasn't receiving the update via Windows update.
Therefore I wanted to repeat the sequence of scheduling a task and when opening the task scheduler I received the error below.
Pressing refresh gives me the same error.
When I press OK and select one of the individual tasks (for example application experience), I don't see any tasks scheduled and get the same error message, see screenshot below.

When I look at services.msc as an administrator, I see that the service is started but I'm not able to change its status because all options are greyed out, see screenshot below.
Therefore restarting the service is not possible.

When I look in Windows Event Logs (WEL), I see that the last couple of days I received a Task Scheduler error with Event ID 413, see screenshot below.


I searched the internet for this error and I find t... Read more

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Hi,

So I don't know when this: "the selected task "{0}" no longer exists. to see the current task, click refresh" error started but I don't know how to repair this.
When I start task scheduler I first get this error and than no matter what folder I click the error pops up again. After this 2nd error it doesn't pop up anymore but all the folders show up empty.

Tried fixes:
Emptying all task folders in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks
Download Fix My Task Scheduler 1.0 Free - Repair all Task Scheduler errors - Softpedia
/sfc scannow

Programs believed to cause this issue:
CCleaner
Defraggler

Sadly I have both

Please help! I really don't know how to fix this problem, and it causes some programs to not boot correctly. Like MSIafterburner gives an error, so I have to go to the config settings of MSIafterburner because it tries to boot using the taskscheduler really weird I know :/

A:W7 64bits Task Scheduler, the selected task "{0}" no longer exists

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Deman


Programs believed to cause this issue:
CCleaner
Defraggler

Sadly I have both

Please help! I really don't know how to fix this problem, and it causes some programs to not boot correctly. Like MSIafterburner gives an error, so I have to go to the config settings of MSIafterburner because it tries to boot using the taskscheduler really weird I know :/


Doesn't seem likely to me.

I use "CCleaner" and "Defraggler" and the "Task Scheduler" still runs (although it constantly reports an error for an item which works correctly).

Check that the programs haven't been disabled in the CCleaner Startup list:Tools > Startup > Scheduled Tasks tab.
Have you tried doing a "System Restore"?

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I have moved to Windows 8 from XP where "on startup" tasks worked fine.
In Windows 8 I can't for the life of me get one to run. I add it through the UI and have Enable Tasks History set, but it never runs and there are no errors in the Event Log.
The task is (for now) just to run a test .bat script, and is defined as:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<Task version="1.4" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2004/02/mit/task">
<RegistrationInfo>
<Date>2013-01-05T11:04:13.4996188</Date>
<Author>JCPR-Dell-3\peter</Author>
</RegistrationInfo>
<Triggers>
<BootTrigger>
<Enabled>true</Enabled>
<Delay>PT10S</Delay>
</BootTrigger>
</Triggers>
<Principals>
<Principal id="Author">
<RunLevel>HighestAvailable</RunLevel>
<UserId>S-1-5-18</UserId>
</Principal>
</Principals>
<Settings>
<MultipleInstancesPolicy>IgnoreNew</MultipleInstancesPolicy>
<DisallowStartIfOnBatteries>true</DisallowStartIfOnBatteries>
<StopIfGoingOnBatteries>true</StopIfGoingOnBatteries>
<AllowHardTerminate>true</AllowHardTerminate>
<StartWhenAvailable>false</StartWhenAvailable>
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A:Windows 8 Task Scheduler will not run "At system startup" task

Problem solved. It is caused by "shutdown" no longer meaning that!

My environment is a PC that is shut down every day and started the next.
The "At System startup task" is a constantly-running process (actually a CygWin script) for various housekeeping tasks. Its logic assumes it is run once on each system start-up.

But, by default when you shutdown this PC-hostile Operating System it doesn't.
It goes into some semi-hibernate mode and the startup task is never fully "killed", despite its Event Log entries reporting "Task Completed". Because of this, I assume, it is then not trigger on the next "startup".

Anyway, the cure is:

Control Panel | Power Options | Choose what the power button does
Then untick "Turn on fast start-up (recommended)"

Doing so makes no difference to start-up times (on this SSD-based PC).

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This one has me baffled and I hope you can help.  Here's the scenario: brand new freshly imaged Windows 7 Enterprise workstation; image built with MDT and Sysprep; machine initially in Workgroup.

The Task Scheduler service is set to "automatic" and is started and running as it should be. Add the machine to the domain; reboot; the Task Scheduler server is now in "manual", is not running, and any options to change anything are grayed
out. I can change the startup state to "automatic" by going into the registry but we can't have service desk people doing that. We need to have Task Scheduler set to "automatic" for so many reasons.

Here is what I have checked so far:  1. ran RSOP.msc and check if there is a GPO which is affecting the Task Scheduler service; there is not.  2. Checked any GPO's that might be running a script (logon, logoff, etc.); there doesn't seem to be anything
affecting Task Scheduler.

Does anybody have any ideas about this?  Have you ever seen Task Scheduler configured to "manual" after adding a machine to the domain?  When the freshly imaged machine is just sitting there in Workgroup, Task Scheduler is fine so I don't
think it is a problem with the image.

I've tried Googling this a lot but didn't find anything relevant.  Thanks if you can help.

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I get a number of these "task is corrupt or been tampered with" error messages when loading Task Scheduler.

In particular, I'm concerned about the System Restore task, found in \windows\system32\tasks\microsoft\windows\tasks\systemrestore (the SR task). I get the message and error code of 0x80041321.

I have lots of current and recent restore points in \system volume information.

I ran sfc /scannow to rebuild any problem system files.

vssadmin seems to show everything is ok with shadow copies.

I get the error message when running Control Panel...System...System Protection...Create. , so I cannot create a system restore point on my own. Restore points are created ok by Windows Update and other installer programs. I get "corrupt" message and error code of 0x80041321 when trying to run.

I have a clean system (no viruses) and am kind of stumped as to why these errors are occuring.
 

A:Solved: Task Scheduler "corrupt or tampered with" error messages

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I found that a good way to install updates, or programs, is to disable everything non-OS, so that only the OS is running:

msconfig / Services tab / check - Hide all Microsoft services / Disable all / Ok / Exit without restart

CCleaner / Tools / Startup / Ctrl+A, except Avast / right-click highlighted, Disable / Close CCleaner (X in the top right)

right-click on the Avast icon in Sys Tray / Avast shields control / Disable permanently

Restart computer

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. . . These are the issues I have:

. . . I manually put these four in the "Start" folder. There's no way to disable them from starting up:
Notepad++ . . . "C:\Office\scratch.txt"
Yahoo Mail Basic . . . https://us-mg5.mail.yahoo.com/neo/b/launch?[long-string]
Sea Monkey Mail . . . "C:\Program Files\SeaMonkey\seamonkey.exe" -mail
Natural Reader . . . "C:\Program Files\naturalsoft\naturalreader9\NaturalReader9.exe"

. . . Power Menu writes itself to "Startup," but it does not startup, and there's no icon in the Sys Tray, unless I put a Shortcut to it in "Start"
Power Menu . . . "C:\Program Files\PowerMenu\PowerMenu.exe"

. . . When Crystal Disk Info is set to run on Startup within the program, it writes itself to the "Task Scheduler Library." There's no way to disable it from starting up. I have to manually close it after a Restart:
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A:Start folder, Startup, & Task Scheduler Library "Madness"

The simplest way is to kill all the tasks then create a batch file with all the startup in it and run that when you want to start things

you just put the cmds in a txt file with notepad like so

"C:\Program Files\naturalsoft\naturalreader9\NaturalReader9.exe"
"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe" /nogui

save it as start.cmd double click to run it winpatrol can be useful as you can kill startups with it and set delay for items https://www.winpatrol.com/winpatrol/

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Task Scheduler is setup to create restore points every day at midnight and at startup. It indicates that it runs successfully but those points do not show up in System Restore.

A:I cannot find Restore Points created "daily" with Task Scheduler.

Do you use Ccleaner. You can also look for restore points in there. Check and see how much hard drive space is free. I see you have a 1 TB bit with lots of info and several restore points they can get full.

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I have spent several hours looking for a link or information on whether "Internet Service Offers" is a good or bad thing. I inadvertently found that a task called "Internet Service Offers" has been triggered and runs with highest privileges and triggers every 30 minutes. I'm new to task scheduler with very little information. Should I get rid of "internet service offers" or disable or forget about it? I'm running Vista Ultimate.
 

A:Solved: Task Scheduler - "Internet Service Offers"

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Hi all

My task scheduler seems to work just fine but when I click on "Display all running tasks" I always get the message "Task scheduler service is not available. Task scheduler will attempt to reconnect to it". The service is running normally.

After looking up in various sites about similar problems I tried two things:
1) Run sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt. No errors found
2) Run "Fix my task scheduler" tool, after creating a system restore point. Told me it found and fixed 7 errors, but apparently not this one.

Time to pull up ProcessMonitor. In the attachment is the snapshot of the event (clicking "Display..." in Task Scheduler). I can see there are a few "name not found" but here ends my "expertise" .

Obviously I'm not willing to take any big step (like refreshing the pc) for such a trivial matter. It just bugs me...

Thanks in advance for your suggestions

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Hi,

I'm having a problem trying to automatically run a basic .bat file in task scheduler in windows 7 64-bit.

I have more complicated .bat files to schedule but I can't get a simple one to run.

This is the .bat file:

@ECHO OFF
ECHO hello there...
PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 5000 >NUL

It works fine manually - it opens a windows and displays the message and then closes after 5 seconds - no problems.

If I schedule it to automatically run in task scheduler nothing happens - no window appears - but it says its running.

I did create a .bat file in the same directory containing:

shutdown /r

This launched fine using task scheduler - the computer restarted - great.

Any ideas how to get a simple .bat file to execute in task scheduler other than restarting the computer?

I'm losing my hair - it shouldn't be this difficult.

Thanks.

A:Task Scheduler - Win 7 64-bit - problem running .bat file "Hello..."

Which option do you have selected for your task? "Run Only when user is logged on"
"Run whether user is logged on or not"
If it's not "Run Only when user is logged on", try using that option.
If that doesn't help: Right click on the Task and click "End" to stop any running tasks.
Click "Enable all tasks history".
Right click on the Task and click "Run" to manually run the task.
See what messages show up in the History tab.
Are there any error messages?

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I contacted Nero about the lightscribe icon not showing up in Nero Ultra 7 and these are the directions they sent me....where do you find local securitypolicy in Windows XP home edition??? How can I find the "Devices: Restrict CD-ROM access to locally logged-on user only". they have listed?

In Windows, go to
>Start
>Settings
>Control Panel
>Administrative Tools
>Local Security Policy
>Local Policies
>Security Options

Double-click on the entry
"Devices: Restrict CD-ROM access to locally logged-on user only".
Choose the option "Disabled".
Confirm this change by clicking on "Apply” and "OK".

Thanks a lot!!
 

A:where is the "Devices: Restrict CD-ROM access to locally logged-on user only". in XP

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Hi Guys
Anyone might already know how to read last "user who recently logged onto this computer" for a specific computer from MongoDB over command line?
Thank you in advance

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Without any apparent reason (no update, no new software installed") the task scheduler issues this message, followed by "Task Scheduler will attempt to reconnect to it." Clicking OK repeats the message, clicking on X too, so the task scheduler can only be closed by killing the process in the task manager.

sfc /scannow finds nothing to fix.

What should I do??

Thanks for suggestions,
Steinspecht

A:Error: "Task Scheduler service is not available."

Hi, try this: go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Schedule
Find the DWORD called start
Is it 2?

Set a system restore point/back up the registry before making changes

Also this (read article carefully and check):
you may also disable (or change) the startup process on the SCHEDULE service with the following:
PSEXEC -i -s CMD
(this opens a CMD prompt with the "NT Authority\SYSTEM" account)
SC CONFIG SCHEDULE start= auto (changes start to Automatic)

From:
Task Scheduler Service (Schedule) cannot be stopped in Windows 2008 R1 +

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I have two scheduled tasks set to run in Task Scheduler. One runs as it should but the other never does. In the "last result" column, the one that runs lists 0x02 and the other that doesn't lists 0x32.

I have checked the failing task's properties and re-entered its password just to be sure it's right; but, I get no change. If I right-click the failing task and tell it to run now, it runs just fine.

I can't Google up anything on 0x32 that helps.
 

A:"0x31" means what in task scheduler?

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I have been running MS-DOS Batch files as scheduled tasks for as long as I've been running Windows 98 and now Windows 2000. I recently replaced my board and processor and reloaded Windows 2000 and now I'm getting the following error every time a task is scheduled to run:

D:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS: 10d1 IP:02a5....... etc.Click to expand...

When I simply double-click the same batch files, they run just fine.

Any ideas why this problem?
 

A:Task Scheduler Error "16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem"

Not really, Alex.

I have found a newsgroup thread for you, though:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=...uction%22+mstask.exe&num=50&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wg

Hope there's something there.

Good luck,
 

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Hi *,
So as the subject states I need help understanding how windows enumerate networks for "Conditions" listed under "Start only if following network connection is available".

Firstly, let me say I understand that WiFi network names are listed there, but I see much more there which I can't map to anything. E.g. I have more than 15 networks which are listed as "Network x", how can I map that to something useful?

Help is quite useless here:
"Network ConditionsYou can set a condition to run the task only if a specific named network connection is available or if any network connection is available when the task's trigger is activated. If your task action requires a network connection to execute, then set this condition."

On my system I have roughly 9 network (virtual and physical) interfaces listed in "ipconfig /all"
So in short - how doe Windows enumerats network connections listed in Task Scheduler "Conditions" under "Start only if following network connection is available".
If you have some command line tool that would produce this output would be best!

A:Task Scheduler - need help understaing "Conditions"

As far as I see it, but not completely sure, that list is built from all network connections that your computer has been connected to at some point. I'm being shown not only wired, but also WiFi network names (not physical adapters) that my computer has been connected, at least once, in the past. Thus it can collect tons of names, if you use multiple access points or plug your computer into multiple places, no matter if they're available right now, when editing the task.

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Windows 8 pc is coming up to the last user logged on (with an e-mail login). I need to select a local user to loggin in with.

A:How to get past "last user" logged on screen.

Hello Baiter, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Usually, you could click on the back arrow button at the top right to then see the other users on the sign in screen.

If you like, you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to always see all users on the sign in screen instead of the last user.

Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Years ago, I was tired of random programs adding unwanted Scheduled Tasks to my computer without my knowledge, so I created two Bat files to Enable/Disable the adding of new tasks to the Task Scheduler:
Make TS Read Only:
cacls.exe c:\windows\system32\tasks /t /g everyone:R
Return to Read/Write:
cacls.exe c:\windows\system32\tasks /t /g Everyone:F System:F Administrators:F
And while most programs are able to add/edit new/existing tasks when I enable the ability to Read/Write again, "Windows Media Center" appears to be the exception and I don't know why.
WMC has not been able to add (or run) a "ScheduledRecording" task in years and I can't figure out why. The last time the task was created on its own was nearly four years ago (the same time I created my bat files) and the task never ran. I had
to Take Ownership of the Task just to delete it, and even after doing so, WMC has yet to recreate it (even though I have recordings scheduled in it.)
Did I screw up my Task Manager? I'm merely assuming my changes are what is behind WMC's inability to ask new tasks. It could be something else entirely.
Any help is appreciated.

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After effecting a repair install as per the Tute in these forums of Vista Ultimate SP2 x64 (my main OS) whenever I call up Task Scheduler I get a popup accompanying it with the header plus "Task Scheduler will attempt to reconnect".
The Task Scheduler Service appears in services.msc but is greyed out.
The services it depends on are all running OK as far as I can see.
Ideas anyone? An sfc /scannow run in an elevated Command Prompt doesn't find anything wrong.
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A:"Task Scheduler Service Is Not Available"

Hello Peter,

If you like, you can download and merge the REG file below, then restart the computer to see if it may help. It will reset the registry entries for Task Scheduler itself and the Task Scheduler service back to default. If you have any custom tasks in Task Scheduler, they will be lost though.

Hope this helps.

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Hi guys,
I have been told that Windows 7 includes something called a Task scheduler and that I can get it to do things like running security scans automatically before the PC shuts down. Now, this may sound a bit strange but I can't find it. Mostly because I'm blind as a bat and the Computer screen, although a decent size, sits about 8 feet from my eyes. So, if some kind soul could tell me exactly where to find it, I'll have a Goosey and see what I can find out.
Cheers,
Steve.

A:"Task scheduler" & where to find it?

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

check out this tutorial. In this you will get the complete process on how to run the task scheduler and how to schedule a task in Win 7.

Keep us posted.

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I have a problem with Vista Task Scheduler. Items set up to run a given time are showning correct in "next run time" but the "last run time" is always just after 10 pm. Ex: see screenshot 2.

Also I had CCleaner set run daily and I went to change the run time and a popup box came up stating the the file was corrupt. I deleted the task. I then tried to recreate the task but I keep getting the message that TS cannot create the task since it is already a file.
I have gone to C:\windows\Tasks and C:\Windows\System32\Tasks but cannot find the file anywhere. Any help finding the location of the file?

Is there a way to "repair" task scheduler without doing a full restore of Vista?

Specs: New HP notebook - 2 months
Vista Home Premium SP1 & current updates

Thanks for any help

A:"Repair" of Task Scheduler?

I have the same problem. First symptom was my 2 daily task stopped working. I discovered the 'next run date' was empty. I tried to edit but got error messages. I added a new task and couldn't locate it. Task Scheduler (Vista Home Premium). "Task image is corrupt or has been tempered with.ScheduledDefrag" I removed all the tasks in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks but still get error message:
Catastrophic failure (Exception from HRESULT:0x8000FFFF (E_UNEXPECTED))
I also do not want to restore everything from backup. Can I fix just the Task Scheduler?

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Hi!

Just wondering if there's any way to disable the warning?
Eg. when user clicks "Shutdown computer" the computers shuts down, enforcing 'logoff' for any other users logged on..?

Ty in adv.
Regards~
 

A:"Another user logged on" warning.

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Hi-

This is a painful issue because things like chrome which are installed as per user do not work and nothing profile-wise can be saved on a temp profile.

This is the second time it has happened (the first time I created a new profile as suggested). However it has happened again barely 2-3 weeks after creating this new profile. I do not want to just create another new profile because I cannot just keep creating new ones when one corrupts. The installation of windows is pretty fresh, it's barely a month old.

Tried restarting (lots), running without startup services (msconfig) and running in safe mode but the issue still occurs.

Relevant Microsoft articles:

Error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

I have tried this and it did not work.

Fix a corrupted user profile

This is just telling you to create a new profile and copy the settings across which I do not want to have to do every month...

I have done my fair share of googline but have only found results leading to creating a new profile...

Any help at all would be appreciated

Thanks


Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: P55-US3L
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM

A:"You have been logged on, on a temporary profile" - Recurring Issue

generally, when working with broken profiles in Win7, I would backup and reinstall.

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Hey all,

I've run into a surprising issue, and its a very serious problem. On the family laptop (my personal laptop is working just fine, lol), I created a user account for everyone, four accounts, three administrators, and one limited. One of the account stays logged on most of the time and is still logged on, and right now unfortunately is the only account working. I switched users and logged onto another account, and to my surprise, it said "Preparing your desktop....", and then, all the personal settings were erased, and I got a message saying "You have been logged on with a temporary profile". I immediately thought "Oh ****, this is bad." I tried logging onto another account, and received the same results. All of the other three accounts now log on with a temporary profile error message, except the account I'm in now, which is still like its supposed to be, because it hasn't been logged off. This is the main account, has a crapload of e-mails all organized in Outlook 2010, crapload of documents, pictures, and desktop files that I have taken a hell of a long time to restore. The last thing I would want is to log-off and find that all this is thrown away. I deleted all the other three accounts, because they were now useless. This has pissed me off quite a bit, and I'd like to find a solution ASAP. I have no clue how this happened, I haven't changed any settings or installed anything new. Can I not rely on Windows 7 to keep all my settings li... Read more

A:Serious issue - "You have been logged on with a temporary profile"?

Hello MsDougal,

This may be able to help with this temp user profile error.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Task Scheduler service has encountered RPC initialization error in "RpcServerUseProtseq:ncacn_ip_tcp". Additional Data: Error Value: 1720.
ANIBODY THAT CAN HELP
 
vinver:6.0.6001.1800

A:Task Scheduler service has encountered RPC initialization error in "RpcServerUseProtseq:ncacn_ip_tcp". Additional Data: Error Va

I have Windows Vista Ultimate and am an administrator on my box. I was able to open Task Scheduler but the the Create Task and other items were greyed out and the library was unavailable with the 'Reading Data Failed' error.After spending a looong time on the phone with a very nice man from Microsoft support, the fix for this error has been given to me. It is to delete a particular registry key that was corrupted by a MS update. Here is the fix that worked for me.Start > Run > regeditNavigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\RPC\INTERNET Export this key to back it up first, then delete the whole Internet key (and it's sub-keys). Reboot your systemTask Scheduler should now work.

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I am having this same issue with accessing the user accounts on a xp home machine that I have just set up. they system has possible updates from windows update at the moment. any insight to a solution would be appreciated

A:User accounts "internet explorer script error"

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products, no current fix yet that I can see

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886617

Read this
http://www.technibble.com/how-to-sto...rror-messages/

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Hi,

I just got a second hand computer from an auction, and have installed windows XP home edition and the service pack 2. my father accidentally included 4 user login profiles (the ones that appear when you first turn the computer on) instead of just the 1 for me, so I tried to delete the others. However, when i go to control panel and user accounts, i get a message saying "an error has occurred in the script on this page" and "do you want to continue running scripts on this page?" with a "Yes" and a "No" box underneath. no matter how many times i click on either the yes or no boxes, the message won't go away, and so i cant access my user accounts, and the only way to get rid of the box is to log out or shut down.

Can you please help me get rid of this???

Many thanks,
Michael

A:User accounts "internet explorer script error"

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products, no current fix yet that I can see

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886617

Read this
http://www.technibble.com/how-to-sto...rror-messages/

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With the security enhancements done in Windows Server 2012 R2, 
Even when the user has set "AT Service Account Configuration" for a specific user, i am NOT able to run tasks with this configuration.
Is there any purpose of having this configuration?
Can this information be used for creating tasks?

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I have read a lot of other forums about scheduled tasks running twice, unfortunately the hot fix does not fix the issue. 

Hotfix
I checked in C:\windows\system32\tasks, the solution is not here.
I also checked in the registry, was not able to find the duplicate task, I was able to find the task in /windows NT
This happens in a very specific scenario.  We have to update the time triggers for a specific scheduled task based off when a store closes.  They close later on the weekends so the 1st task "autoupdate" will look at an xml file to determine
if the store close time has changed.  Since the store close time changes, it then recreates the "store close" scheduled task with the new time triggers found in the xml.  Autoupdate does this by looking at a .config file we wrote.

Unfortunately this config file had an issue with the path to the store close task not being case sensitive.  When the Autoupdate task kicks off, if replaces the store close task with the correct time triggers, but now the store close task runs twice
at each time trigger
Example
We have a task folder \Hello World
The config file paths out to the task as \Hello world (notice the lowercase w).
This causes the time triggers to kick off 2 task, 1 for (\Hello World\Store close) and another for (\Hello
world\Store close)

I got this to trigger 3 times by changing the .config file to path out to \hello
world.  Now every time the time trigger... Read more

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I created a task that would open up myspace every morning of everyday.
It works properly and everything is fine on that aspect.
I have grown tired of it, and would like to delete it.
The problem is... I cant find it anywhere...
Vista's task library does not display my user created task, nor does it display in any of the pre-defined task folders already inside Vista's library..

SOME HELP TSG??
 

A:Finding User Created Tasks "Vista Task manager"

You don't want the Task Manager, you want the Task Scheduler.
 

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In the past I have opened up the task manager and been able to click on the "user name" tab to see what processes were system ran and which were ran else where.
Now when I open up task manager and look under the "user name" tab, all fields are blank.

In the past, I usually open up task manager before starting a favorite online game, shut down all processes except windows "explorer" and those processes which were labled "system".
This freed up extra space, ram, etc. and my game ran smoothly....no problems.

Now witout knowing what process is being utilized where....I am hesitant to just start shutting things down for fear I might turn my system into a brick!

How do I bring back the info that was under "user name"?
 

A:Solved: "User Name" info in my task manager is empty...help!

Hello,

Try this fix:
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/44/1/Why-is-the-Task-Manager-Users-tab-empty.html
 

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Hey everyone I tried using this guide (How To Easily Send Emails From The Windows Task Scheduler) to create a task that will send me an email whenever someone connects with RDP.The task works and sends the email if i run it, but i am unsure how to set it so that it activates when i connect through a remote session. I tried setting the task to trigger on remote session on any user but that didn't solve it. This is on a machine running Windows 10 Pro, that i use as a little server. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

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Hey everyone I tried using this guide (How To Easily Send Emails From The Windows Task Scheduler) to create a task that will send me an email whenever someone connects with RDP.The task works and sends the email if i run it, but i am unsure how to set it so that it activates when i connect through a remote session. I tried setting the task to trigger on remote session on any user but that didn't solve it. This is on a machine running Windows 10 Pro, that i use as a little server. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

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May I know is it possible to show domain user's "Display Name" instead of "User Logon Name" as owner in print queue? Our company's domain using generic "User Logon Name", i.e. 001, 002, 003 and so on, each "User Logon Name" will have personalized "Display Name", e.g. Mary, John etc., but a problem is when a print job printed by a user is hold in the print queue of a network printer, other users won't know who is it (the owner of the print job may shown as 001, 002 etc.) and so not able to ask that user to remove the print job. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!
 

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I am ashamed to say I seem to have obtained some sort of malware, virus, or perhaps some some "funny" fella using a .bat or .vbs file. At seemingly random times a window will pop up:

I highly doubt this is anything to do with legitimate windows functions.

I have searched the running processes, and nothing seems fishy there. I ran a full scan with malware bytes, nothing came up, and I have run a full scan on my primary drive with microsoft security essentials, and I am currently running one on my secondary drives, also nothing. I also ran a quick search for .vbs and .bat files on my primary drive where I install all programs except games (its an SSD), and saw nothing out of the ordinary.

Before the conversation arouses, I am not interested in having new antivirus software sold to me, I don't stand for any antivirus I have to pay for, nor "lite" or trial versions of software. I don't want something like avast about which almost every forum thread complaining about networking issues for things like games, seems to complain about. So unless you have something free, proven very effective, light weight that isn't going to treat me like a baby, asking if im sure I want to delete every file and telling me when my cpu is actually being used by a program like norton does >.<, I politely ask that you leave it out of this thread. I have run microsoft security essentials for a couple of years now and never had an issue, it is perfectly sufficient for me, in ... Read more

A:"You are about to be logged off" "Windows will shut down in 1 minute"

Actually, if I'm not mistaken that looks very much like the shutdown command run from Windows cmd.

I know you said you haven't found any .bat files, but just to be sure, you aren't using your own .bat files for anything are you? Have a look in the server script you downloaded.


Code:
C:\Windows\system32>shutdown
Usage: shutdown [/i | /l | /s | /r | /g | /a | /p | /h | /e] [/f]
[/m \\computer][/t xxx][/d [p|u:]xx:yy [/c "comment"]]

No args Display help. This is the same as typing /?.
/? Display help. This is the same as not typing any options.
/i Display the graphical user interface (GUI).
This must be the first option.
/l Log off. This cannot be used with /m or /d options.
/s Shutdown the computer.
/r Shutdown and restart the computer.
/g Shutdown and restart the computer. After the system is
rebooted, restart any registered applications.
/a Abort a system shutdown.
This can only be used during the time-out period.
/p Turn off the local computer with no time-out or warning.
Can be used with /d and /f options.
/h Hibernate the local computer.
Can be used with the /f option.
/e Document the reason for an unexpected shutdown of a computer.
/m \\computer Specify the target computer.
/t xxx Set the time-out period before shutdown to xxx seconds.
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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Thanks,
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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I have read a lot of other forums about scheduled tasks running twice, unfortunately the hot fix does not fix the issue. 

Hotfix
I checked in C:\windows\system32\tasks, the solution is not here.
I also checked in the registry, was not able to find the duplicate task, I was able to find the task in /windows NT
This happens in a very specific scenario.  We have to update the time triggers for a specific scheduled task based off when a store closes.  They close later on the weekends so the 1st task "autoupdate" will look at an xml file to determine
if the store close time has changed.  Since the store close time changes, it then recreates the "store close" scheduled task with the new time triggers found in the xml.  Autoupdate does this by looking at a .config file we wrote.

Unfortunately this config file had an issue with the path to the store close task not being case sensitive.  When the Autoupdate task kicks off, if replaces the store close task with the correct time triggers, but now the store close task runs twice
at each time trigger
Example
We have a task folder \Hello World
The config file paths out to the task as \Hello world (notice the lowercase w).
This causes the time triggers to kick off 2 task, 1 for (\Hello World\Store close) and another for (\Hello
world\Store close)

I got this to trigger 3 times by changing the .config file to path out to \hello
world.  Now every time the time trigger... Read more

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Hi,

I've recently noticed two entries at the top of the Task Manager which have blank "user name" and "description" fields. The first entry is about 1,300K, and the other is 660K.

When I right click on either, I can select "Perform Administrative Task". If I choose to do so, the blank entries disappear, and the "show processes from all users" box is checked.

I wonder if this is a security issue that Spybot, Windows Defender and AVG Free haven't picked up.

Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
 

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