Solved: Task Scheduler Service Account Permissions Requirement

Task Scheduler service account permissions” error is one of the major problem in Microsoft Windows. This error message lets you know the user account is unknown, the password is incorrect, or the account does not have permission to modify the task. Many Windows users have reported this issue and they are looking for solutions to this. So we researched some solutions to this bug and found 3 specific solutions that you can solve this problem instantly.

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What are the Solutions for this Error?

  • Disable Your Antivirus
  • Create the task using correct settings
  • Start the Application Using Run Command
  • Manually Update Windows

Method 1: Disable Your Antivirus

The easiest way to fix this problem is to disable your antivirus. If you have installed any antivirus, it will be blocking the writing to the system32\task directory. If so you cannot edit the task or apply changes due to the antivirus. Follow the guide below to disable your antivirus.

You can easily disable your antivirus right-clicking system tray icon. If you have installed any antivirus on your computer, the antivirus icon will display on the system tray. So just right-click on it and find the “Disable Antivirus” option and disable it. These options depend on the virus guide you are using.


Method 2: Create the Task Using Correct Settings

In addressing this error, we found that users had set the wrong settings to create tasks. Some of the users create their task selecting “Run whether user is logged on or not” setting. If you select this option while creating your task, it will not store your password and the task will only have access to local computer resources.

So you must select “Run task when user is logged on” option while creating your task. Also, make sure to check “Run with highest privileges“. Then you will have Task Scheduler Service Account Permissions to edit or apply changes after the task created.

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Method 3: Start the Application Using Run Command

This is also a simple solution to fix the Task Scheduler Service Account Permissions bug. Lots of users could fix the problem Starting the Task Scheduler application using the run command. The run program will allow you to open any application directly and it will accept the system permission to open the application. So to do this:

  • Press “Windows key + R” to open “Run”.
  • Type “taskschd.msc” in Run without quotes.
  • Hit Enter to open Task Scheduler application.
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Method 4: Manually Update Windows

Some services may not work on your computer if your Windows system is outdated. As well as, you will get lots of bugs on your system like this Task Scheduler service permissions error. To avoid these bugs, you need to update your system manually. To do that:

  • Just type “Windows update” on your Taskbar search box and click on “Check for Update”
  • Now you can click on the “Check for Update” button in the new pop-up window to check the available updates.
  • If there are any updates available, you can download and install it there. (Make sure to connect the internet before checking updates.)

Final Word

I hope you learn how to fix task scheduler permission denied problem in Windows 10. So please make sure to share this article with your friends if you got help. Also, if you have any questions about this, feel free to contact us through contact us page.

Sajith Herath

Sajith Herath is a Software quality analyst for Mobile and Computer applications. He is the founder of Bigfact-Review. He has written about technology for nearly a decade and He has lots of experience in tech field.