Windows 10: Scheduler Tasks local password vs Microsoft password

Discus and support Scheduler Tasks local password vs Microsoft password in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hello. I've recently created a 'shutdown' task in Windows 10 Task Scheduler and it seems to be running ok. If I tweak the settings it fires up an... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by AlLemon1, May 7, 2020.

  1. AlLemon1 Win User

    Scheduler Tasks local password vs Microsoft password


    Hello.


    I've recently created a 'shutdown' task in Windows 10 Task Scheduler and it seems to be running ok. If I tweak the settings it fires up an error message but clearing them still seems to save the changes e.g. changing the end process time from 3 days to 1 hour if task fails.


    What this does seem to have raised however is that my Microsoft login details don't seem to be those which secure the PC. I thought they were, but it seems not. My home PC has been start-up without password for ages so I'm a bit perplexed by this.


    Is there any way to establish what account and password is driving the PC logon, if it's not my Microsoft account?

    Scheduler error message below, the first error is with the PC username. the second error message is with the Microsoft username and password that works logging into my Microsoft account:



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    Thanks for your time.


    AL

    :)
     
    AlLemon1, May 7, 2020
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  2. Agrippa Win User

    Using Task Scheduler without a password

    I have Win10 64bit Home Edition.

    I was following your tutorial for using Task Scheduler to provide automatic scheduling for System Restore. When I reached the final stage it failed. The error message suggested that this was because I was using a blank password.

    A bit of googling showed that to use a blank password I needed to amend the Local Security Policy using secpol or gpedit. I cannot access them on my PC - past experience suggests that they are not allowed in Home Edition.

    Is there any way for me to use a blank password in Task Scheduler? I am the only person with access to my PC and having to use a password for Windows is simply a piece of unnecessary hassle.
     
    Agrippa, May 7, 2020
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  3. P4-630 Win User
    How to reset Windwos 8 Password?

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-do-forget-windows-password#1TC=windows-8

    • If you've forgotten your Windows password, there are several ways to retrieve or reset it:
      • If your PC is on a domain, your system administrator must reset your password.
      • If you're using a Microsoft account, you can reset your password online. ...
      • If you're using a local account, use your password hint as a reminder.
     
    P4-630, May 7, 2020
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  4. Scheduler Tasks local password vs Microsoft password

    Forgot Local Password

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and reset the password for the local account and check.


    • Login in to your Microsoft account.

    • Press Windows logo key + X key.

    • Select Computer Management.

    • Click on Local user and group.

    • In the right window pane, double click on user’s folder.

    • Right click on local user account and select set password and follow the on screen instructions.


    Hope it helps. Do let us know if your issue is resolved. For any further query, feel free to contact us.

    Thank you.
     
    Syed Md Bilal, May 7, 2020
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