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What permissions are needed to create a scheduled task on Windows 2008 with AD:

That error is 0x80070005 in hex. Facility 7 = Windows, error code 5 = Access Denied. The user account used to run this code doesn't have sufficient rights.

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Do you have a user trying to "create" or "run" a scheduled task? Your question is the former, but the error makes it sound like the latter. – mfinni Jun 18 '10 at 19:13

You can put the user in the Backup Operators or Server Operators local group of the server they would schedule the task on. Or you can also do this by modifying the ACL for the tasks folder located in %SystemRoot%\system32\Tasks\.

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"Act as part of the OS" / "Logon as a service" come to mind for starters if you dont want the user to be a Local Admin on the box.

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This doesn't sound right to me at all. "Logon as batch" maybe, but never never never as part of the OS. That just gives up the whole boat, huge vulnerability. – mfinni Jun 18 '10 at 19:14

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