Windows 10: I changed account from Admin to User, now scheduled task does not run Solved


  1. Posts : 19
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       08 Feb 2017 #1

    I changed account from Admin to User, now scheduled task does not run


    [Corrected description of the problem]

    In the past i always used an Admin account without problems. Now i changed this User to a non-admin account and the scheduled task that was previously always running at log-in does not work anymore.

    I have no clue why. The task history says disabled (why?). Even when i create a new task in another admin account, it does not run in my user account.

    Please help!
    Last edited by jjensson; 09 Feb 2017 at 17:13.
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  2.    08 Feb 2017 #2

    What are the tasks it would seem they require admin rights to run could they be run at start not as schedule tasks
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  3. Posts : 19
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    Thread Starter
       08 Feb 2017 #3

    The task is simple. Run silently a driver install EXE at log-on. I'm solving a problem where the driver is not seen after restart, so i have to always run the installer every time i reboot. But it has to run delayed, for example 30sec after logon.
    Last edited by jjensson; 08 Feb 2017 at 21:55.
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       09 Feb 2017 #4

    Pls read the updated description. Thanks!
    Last edited by jjensson; 09 Feb 2017 at 17:13.
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  5.    09 Feb 2017 #5

    I think you're going to have to activate the built-in admin account in order to elevate your standard acct back to admin-level; I have Windows 7, so I might be incorrect. There might be a DOS/command-line, however, I do not know what it is.
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  6. Posts : 19
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       09 Feb 2017 #6

    I apologize, i've been on the wrong track. The error message was because i tried to run the task even without log-on. I've corrected the original post - i hope it's clearer now and that someone has an idea what could be wrong.
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  7.    09 Feb 2017 #7

    jjensson said: View Post
    I have no clue why. The task history says disabled (why?).
    History is turned off by default. To turn it on open Task Scheduler, go to the "Action" tab at the top and click on "Enable All Tasks History".

    Then you can reboot and see why it is failing.

    You can't run tasks requiring Administrative rights under a standard account so that may be it.
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  •    09 Feb 2017 #8

    I assume what your doing is running a unsigned driver which the system rejects after reboot you can force it to accept the driver How to Disable Driver Signature Verification on 64-Bit Windows 8 or 10 (So That You Can Install Unsigned Drivers)

    Its not a good idea to run these drivers that are untested
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  • Posts : 19
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       09 Feb 2017 #9

    lx07 said: View Post
    You can't run tasks requiring Administrative rights under a standard account so that may be it.
    Now we're talking. I didn't know that. Thanks for this vital information. The task indeed needs admin rights, i tested it manually.

    Samuria said: View Post
    I assume what your doing is running a unsigned driver which the system rejects after reboot you can force it to accept the driver How to Disable Driver Signature Verification on 64-Bit Windows 8 or 10 (So That You Can Install Unsigned Drivers)

    Its not a good idea to run these drivers that are untested
    Hmm, it's a Wacom driver 64bit for Windows 7. Do you think it is unsigned? Anyway, i'm not gonna compromise my security with disabling the driver signatures. Not worth it. I guess for the time being i'll start the EXE manually every time i need the digitizer - not ideal, but still better than paying for new hardware.

    Thanks for the help, guys - at least we tried. :)
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