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Is there a way to run a scheduled task on Windows XP without having to enter the username and password?

Is there a way to run a scheduled task on Windows XP without having to enter the username and password?

I would like to setup a job without having to enter the user/pass.

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"From Cameron Incoll's blog:

Note: this is a security loophole! But I'm sure you're aware.

Sometimes it’s handy to have a
scheduled task do something in Windows
XP. I use a couple for different
reasons. One is to do a weekly backup
of data from one disk to another, and
the other is to do a daily grab of the
TV guide from IceTV to process and
deliver to my Topfield PVR.

Annoyingly, but probably
appropriately, XP doesn’t let you run
scheduled tasks by default without a
password set on the user account. This
is described in Microsoft knowledge
base article 310715.

Instead of creating a password for my
login at home, and instead of creating
a ‘dummy’ account with a password just
for scheduled tasks, I found this:
Scheduled Tasks - Running Tasks
Without A Password.

For XP Pro:

Go to Start/Administrative Tools/Local Security Policy/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options Accounts:

Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only. This is enabled by
default, disable it.

For XP Home:

Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
Value name: limitblankpassworduse, Type: REG_DWORD, Data: 0 (disabled) 1 (enabled)"