I have a powershell script that creates a scheduled task using a call to RegisterTask via the Schedule.Service com object.
$ts = new-object -com Schedule.Service $ts.Connect() $rootfolder = $ts.GetFolder("\") $taskXml = Get-Content "Task.xml" $rootfolder.RegisterTask("\Maintenance", $taskXml, 6, "LOCAL SERVICE", $null, 5)
This works fine on my local machine (windows 7, and I am a local admin)
When I try this on the machine it will be run on, the RegisterTask call fails with ACCESS_DENIED.
However, if I run a command prompt as administrator, then
powershell.exe -file myscript.sps1 it works fine and adds the task.
I have ensured that the user that it is running under has permissions to write to the Tasks folders in %windir% and %windir%/system32
The user is in the Administrators group, which is puzzling, what else do I need to do to give the user the permissions to create scheduled tasks? It seems that just adding them to the local administrators group isn't enough.
EDIT: I have logged onto the server as the user that will be running the script. I can successfully import the xml file into the Task Scheduler UI addin manually.