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Scheduled tasks for other users

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by LinkZ, 18 May 2006.

  1. LinkZ

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,187

    Location: Kent

    We're experimenting with some programs at work that will automatically install MSI files for all the computers on the network. We have this working fine however we're trying to get it running as a scheduled task so it automatically checks on bootup for any new packages to install and installs them.

    The problem we're having is that we're scheduling the task to run as Administrator on the local computer but it doesnt seem to do it at all.

    After looking around what ive noticed is that if your logged on the computer (say for example i am logged on as guest01) and try to schedule a simple task like loading calculator in 1 minutes time as the user administrator, it will load the calc.exe and put it in the processes list, however because I am not logged in as administrator at the time it will not display it on screen.

    Is there a way that i can get windows scheduled tasks to run the program and make it show for guest01 even though its being told to run as administrator?