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When a users password changes that users scheduled tasks will fail unless you change the password associated with that task. This is a problem for me as I have a small script that gets run by a scheduled task every day on someone else's server.

They have a policy in place where the users passwords need to be changed every month. This is causing a problem with the scheduled task as it then fails to run. Are there any good solutions to this issue that aren't going to require manual intervention every month or so?

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As far as I know there is no way to synchronise scheduled task passwords. The common practice for this sort of thing is to create a service account for running the task and set the password not to expire. You can use a long and complex password for this as you're only likely to use it once then forget about it.

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