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Password is requested when using Scheduled Tasks



Issue


When you want to use the "scheduled tasks" in Windows such as running a program on a certain day or time anda password is requested / required so that the scheduled task is run:

Solution

  • We must modify the registry.
  • Launch the Registry Editor (Regedit):
  • Open the Start menu, then click Run, type regedit and press by Enter.
  • Locate and expand this key:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa  
  • Double-click on the limitblankpassworduse and change the variable by assigning the value 0:
  • Click OK, reboot and no password will be required to use the scheduled tasks.
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