Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Get a Permission Error When Creating A New Scheduled Task

Symptom:

You tried to create a new Scheduled Task on Windows XP (may be other version of Windows) and you get a Permission Denied error even though you are logged in as the local administrator.

Fix:

The Schedules are stored under C:\Windows\Tasks Unfortunately if you try to alter the permission on the specific folder you may not be able to.

In order to get around this, you can 'Mount a Network Drive" of the path \\[YourComptuerName]\c$\Windows\Tasks

Be sure that Tasks is the top level of the share.

Now you can right mouse click the mounted drive and you can change the permissions.
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