Trying to disable a task in the Task Scheduler, with UAC off and logged in with an account that's in the Administrators group, I see the message:
"Task Scheduler: The user account you are operating under does not have permission to disable this task."
A look in the registry reveals that the data appears to be encrypted, stored in an SD ("Secure Data"?) value.
Is there a reasonable way around this? I could just SCHTASKS /DELETE the entry, but that leaves no record that it was disabled and may make it easier for the system to restore it in the future.
I can successfully disable the task with a SCHTASKS /DISABLE command via psexec -i -s to execute the command as SYSTEM, but I would rather find a way to use a normal privileged account to do everything.
Is there any hope to do this as a plain ol' Administrators group member? Or is this just another way that Microsoft is slowly grabbing control away from the owner of the computer?
Author of the "How to Configure the 'To Work' Options" series of Windows books. Not feeling enough love to do one for Windows 10.
Post by Locutus deBorg on Sept 15, 2016 12:56:47 GMT -6
They've been removing access rights from the administrators since vista most times certain configuration changes Must be done with The Administrator user account
in XP and older an administrator user was no different than "The Administrator" user account then came vista, win 7, win ape / ape dot one, and now tentanic
One of the first things I do on a fresh install, or during OOBE of a pre-installed system is enable the "Administrator" user account set a pw and then switch to that user for the entirety of the system configuration
if you have The Administrator user enabled (default disabled since vista) log in with that and check if the access denied issues are the same
if it is then you might as well resort to the /Delete then see if you can create a new bogus entry of the same task name that does nothing and set it to default disabled
kinda like the olden days of blocking software registration prompts replacing the registration.exe file(s) with blank / empty registration.txt file(s) after renaming the .exe to .e_e and the .txt file to .exe resulting in nothing happening when the program calls the registration.exe file it gets the blank / empty file
I find the lack of configuration options disturbing !
I felt a great disturbance in the force.. as if millions of win 7 systems suddenly cried out in terror.
<Ami> ok lets see if this works
Oct 26, 2018 6:35:23 GMT -6
<Ami> yes the whole templated system is shot to shit. i dont really like proboards that much. ill talk to michael about moving to genscripts.
Oct 26, 2018 6:36:04 GMT -6
<Ami> lol ive added the holloween theme. it looks ok give it a try and see if it looks ok. (note i am testing on FF and brave)
Oct 26, 2018 6:49:32 GMT -6
<Rick> Hey Ami, good to have you back!
Oct 26, 2018 8:39:34 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> Gawd almighty its good to see Ami back in action.
Oct 27, 2018 14:19:53 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> Halloween theme,
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<Bayer A.User> Bacon bits n Lurkers....
Oct 27, 2018 15:09:11 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> Just curious if anyone did any BlackFriday purchases? Anything Interesting?
Nov 23, 2018 13:49:20 GMT -6
<Rick> No, I've been too broke lately to go out and do something like that!
Nov 25, 2018 12:25:32 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> @rick: Lately it seems i've been doing more LOWTECH(leaking plumbing) than anything else. But this aint a home improvement website....Haha
Nov 30, 2018 16:50:52 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> Setting up latest Quantum Firefox. Block list Disconnectme(strict) seems to prevent "Guest" posts.
Dec 10, 2018 7:55:59 GMT -6
<Rick> Microsoft is supposed to be having another Bug Bash starting next week. It should be interesting since most of the 19H1 series of builds have had stability issues where things almost work, but don't.
Jan 17, 2019 17:58:17 GMT -6
<Rick> Whatever Microsoft is changing to the code base is breaking drivers, simple functions that have always worked before now don't, builds having chronic update problems going between builds is on the rise again, forcing the need for more clean installs.
Jan 17, 2019 18:02:10 GMT -6
<Rick> One would think most of this stuff should have been solved a long time ago for Windows 10, but the problems just seem to keep coming back, manifesting itself to be worse now than it was before.
Jan 17, 2019 18:28:57 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> Pulled the trigger on FeatureUpdate v1803. Six hours of updates&Reboots and the end result was.....Failed to install Error 0x8024200d !shit, i didn't really want it anyway
Feb 18, 2019 14:28:29 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> BTW,currently at 16299.192 v1709. We shall see how that works. If it scrambles my cable tv picture again I SWEAR TA GAWD THAT HDD GETS WIPED AND LINUX INSTALLED !
Feb 18, 2019 14:44:11 GMT -6
<Rick> Yeah, Windows 10 isn't very good at playing video files. No issues with Linux or Windows 7 on the same system.
Feb 18, 2019 20:03:07 GMT -6
<Bayer A.User> Microsoft and Nike apparently have the same business model
Feb 22, 2019 16:33:38 GMT -6
<Rick> Call me stubborn, but I am finally ready to give up on testing Windows 10. Going along with each new iteration, it has become more and more obstinate about getting installed onto a given system while chewing up more and more resources in doing so.
Jun 8, 2019 12:28:33 GMT -6
<Rick> With Windows 7 soon losing support according to Microsoft, I see there has been a lot more activity on YouTube where people are seriously looking at, and reviewing alternative OS's to use instead of Windows..
Jun 8, 2019 12:35:08 GMT -6