Windows 10: Old admin account name, not current name, shows up in Task Scheduler

Discus and support Old admin account name, not current name, shows up in Task Scheduler in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I set up a new computer with an MS admin account named X. For business reasons, I decided to change the name to Y (X and Y are placeholders). I did... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Nordel, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Nordel Win User

    Old admin account name, not current name, shows up in Task Scheduler


    I set up a new computer with an MS admin account named X. For business reasons, I decided to change the name to Y (X and Y are placeholders). I did this through my MS account. I also changed the account to a local account. Everything looked fine. Until I decided to create a task in Task Scheduler. For some reason, TS assigned this task to user X. I clicked the "Change the User or Group…" button and typed the new user name Y, but clicking Check Names displays a message that "the following name cannot be found: 'Y' ".
    How can I get TS to register the user as Y?

    :)
     
    Nordel, Jun 24, 2018
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  2. Teemosan Win User

    Scheduled task is not showing up in Task Scheduler and not running as scheduled - Windows 10

    I'm running Windows 10 v. 1607 (OS Build 14393.351) on a desktop computer

    I created a task in Task Scheduler, and it allowed me to create the task, which was to run a program. . I set it to run 'At startup' delayed 1 minute. I set it to 'Run with highest privileges' Configured for Windows 10. I set it to allow running on demand.
    When I rebooted my computer the program didn't start.

    When I went back to Task Scheduler and looked in the Task Scheduler Library the entry wasn't there. I refreshed the list and it still didn't show. I moved back up to the main Task Scheduler directory and the summary of current tasks (79 items). The task
    didn't show up there either. I refreshed both lists and it still didn't show.

    I thought maybe it hadn't been created so I tried to create it again. When I got to the end of creating it I got the error message:

    "An error has occurred for task Launch 'Program Name'. Error message: A task or folder with this name already exists"

    So it says it exists, but as mentioned it doesn't run at startup, and doesn't show on the list. I can still run the program on demand no problem.

    I tried creating it again, both as a full Task and a Basic Task. Each time I get the error message:

    "An error has occurred for task Launch 'Program Name'. Error message: A task or folder with this name already exists"

    How can I find where the program task is in Task Scheduler and why isn't it showing up?
     
    Teemosan, Jun 24, 2018
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  3. C0zzie Win User
    How to change admin user account name?


    ah so main admin account is 'wizzle' which is what I am currently on
    I make another account called 'wizzle2' (with admin rights)
    I sign out of 'wizzle' and sign into 'wizzle2'.
    And once signed into 'wizzle2', then I do the command prompt step and find the SID for 'wizzle' that is listed and go from there?
     
    C0zzie, Jun 24, 2018
    #3
  4. Old admin account name, not current name, shows up in Task Scheduler

    Windows 10 Task Scheduler not finding Admin

    Hi Bryan,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience that you are unable to perform Task Scheduler on Windows 10, we will help you to resolve this issue.

    Step 1: I suggest you to log out from the standard account and log-in with an Admin account on Windows 10.

    Try to perform Task scheduler from Admin account and check if the issue persists.

    Kindly update the status of this issue, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jun 24, 2018
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