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Setting permissions on scheduled tasks


Setting CACLS Permissions

In order to edit tasks you will need permissions to the Windows Tasks folder and the files it contains.

On systems prior to Windows 7, this can be done with the CACLS command when run from a Command Prompt with Administrator rights (find and then right-click CMD.EXE and choose "Run as Administrator).

Once the command prompt is open, navigate to the %SYSTEMROOT% directory (typically "C:\Windows").

Run the CACLS command with the following parameters:

CACLS “%SYSTEMROOT%\Tasks” /e /g <Your Windows User Name>:f.

This will give you full rights to the “%SYSTEMROOT%\Tasks” directory.

If there are existing tasks in the folder that you need to edit you may also need to have your system administrator run this command line:

CACLS “%SYSTEMROOT%\Tasks\*.*” /e /g <Your Windows User Name>:f.

This will give you full rights to the contents of the “%SYSTEMROOT%\Tasks” directory.


For Windows 7 and higher, the CACLS command has been replaced by the ICACLS command.

Running :

Example

ICACLS "%SYSTEMROOT%\TASKS" /grant carol:f


from an Administrator's Command Prompt will give the user (Carol) full rights to that TASKS directory while

Example

ICACLS "%SYSTEMROOT%\TASKS\*.*" /grant carol:f

will give the user (Carol) full rights to the contents of the Tasks directory.

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