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  • Setting Up Tasks

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      • #2300190 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        I’ve done this without issue in the past, but now…

        When I set up a task, and then exit, I am asked for a User name and Password.

        I must be doing something wring in my format, because I enter my user name and password, and am then told “the specified account name is invalid.”

        I tried just the user name, CWBillow.  I tried the machine name\user name,

        HP-Laptop\CWBillow.  Didn’t like either of those.

        What is it I am missing here?

        Chuck Billow

      • #2300215 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        Misspelling of Username!  Sorry bout the flap!

        Chuck Billow

      • #2300252 Reply
        AskWoody MVP

        I’m assuming that your talking about Task Scheduler.  When you create a task, the username is pre-filled in the first dialog box.  I always run Task Scheduler as administrator, so that pre-filled username is the computer\username, in my case, DH87RL10A\Admin.

        When you finish setting up the task and click OK, you’re asked for a username and password.  It’s the pre-filled username, but you can leave off the computer name, in my case, Admin and then the password.

        Is that what you’re talking about?

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      • #2304048 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        Yes, and it worked! Thanks.

        Chuck Billow

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