"Rick" <rick0726@newsgroup> wrote in message
> Thanks. I'm making sure to load Task Scheduler as
> Administrator. I created a new task to load my small
> program using user name SYSTEM but it still fails. In
> the log I see "Action failed to start".
> I see other tasks with user name 'owner' have worked but
> I can't figure out how to enter that as the account
> name. If I click on 'Change Owner or Group' and enter
> 'owner' it comes back as RICK\owner since it's starting
> at location 'RICK'.
> Not sure how to just enter my account name which I guess
> is RICK. 'Adminstrator' and 'administors' are not
> Any help would be appreciated!
To check your account name:
Right-click Computer > Manage > Local Users and Groups > Users.
Your account plus the Administrator account (which is disabled by default)
and any others will be listed here.
Double-click your account to check you are a member of the administrators group.
I created a task to run Calculator every day at 10:30 pm:
Start Task Scheduler
From the right pane 'Create basic task'
Name - Calculator, Description - whatever you want
Trigger - Daily
Start - 24/5/2010 22:30
Daily - recur every 1 days
Action - Start a program, browse to calc.exe
Select ' Open properties dialog for ..............'
The user account has my computer name\my account name listed.
In my case it's Vista32\Admin.
This works ok and Calculator appeared on the Desktop at 10:30 pm.
If you want your program to run in the background then click the change
user button and enter ' system '. The display will then read ' SYSTEM '.
The program will then run but not on your Desktop. You can check it's
running in the background via Task Manager.
If you enter ' administrators ' the display returns with ' BUILTIN\Administrators '.