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I don't recall running into this problem before, but I've hit a brick wall today.

I'm trying to create a scheduled task, and I'm using credentials for my domain account, which is also an Administrator account on this local machine, but I keep getting error that says 'access is denied'.

What am I missing here? If the domain account is setup as an admin account on the local machine, shouldn't it be able to fire scheduled tasks?

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Are you try to create the scheduled task and have it execute with your credentials as well? Or will the scheduled task run under a local account? Are you able to change an existing task to use your credentials? You mention trying to create the tasks and being able to fire tasks, so it's a little unclear which you're really running into issue with. –  Agent_9191 Aug 31 '10 at 0:05
    
Agent_9191 - I'm not really sure how much clearer I can be than I was above. I have a domain login to this workstation that I've used daily for years, the domain login is setup as an admin account on this local machine, and I can't manage to setup a scheduled task with these credentials. –  Ducain Aug 31 '10 at 13:23
    
I'm not sure whether to close this, but it seems like it's dead. I assumed someone would be able to at least confirm 'Yes, you absolutely should be able to create a scheduled task as an admin-level domain user'. OR, confirm that this isn't and hasn't been a possibility. Let me know if I should put the nail in this one and leave it to the great heap of Windows unknowns. –  Ducain Sep 5 '10 at 0:59

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It's possible that a domain account can get locked out at the domain while still be logged in interactively on a workstation. This could prevent a scheduled task from being created (amongst a host of other problems with services and various layered products).

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Sounds about right. My advice would be to reboot the machine in question and see if the problem persists. –  joeqwerty Aug 30 '10 at 23:55
    
I have rebooted the workstation - no difference. Weird stuff, and frustrating. –  Ducain Aug 31 '10 at 13:25
    
@Ducain: what is it that your task will be doing? –  squillman Aug 31 '10 at 13:47
    
@Sqillman - just starts a little VB.NET app. –  Ducain Aug 31 '10 at 14:58
    
@Ducain is there a UI to it or is it a console app? –  squillman Aug 31 '10 at 15:06

The account must be allowed to run as a Batch Job. Directions.

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I followed those directions, and actually found that my domain account was already in that list. –  Ducain Aug 31 '10 at 13:29

Are you prefixing the domain name and a backslash to your username?
For example: domain-name\username

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Absolutely. This is a domain account I've used every day for years, and it's an admin account on this local machine. MYDOMAIN\MyUserName –  Ducain Aug 30 '10 at 21:40

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