Windows 10: Windows 10 Task Scheduler Security Changes Vs Windows 7

Discus and support Windows 10 Task Scheduler Security Changes Vs Windows 7 in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Greetings, I currently have a Windows 7 solution applied to 1000+ laptop computers that allows a standard user to call devcon.exe to remove a... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by BrandonEchols, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 Task Scheduler Security Changes Vs Windows 7


    Greetings,


    I currently have a Windows 7 solution applied to 1000+ laptop computers that allows a standard user to call devcon.exe to remove a specific device (by device ID) and rescan device manager for new hardware, allowing them to resolve unspecified device/printer issues. For the users, all the have to do is click a shortcut on their desktop. Behind the scenes, the shortcut is calling a scheduled tasks running with SYSTEM permissions that calls a Windows Powershell script. The script calls devcon.exe to remove a specific printer by device ID and then rescans.


    In Windows 7, scheduled tasks using accounts with elevated permissions can be used to allow standard users to complete administrative functions, when needed and designed by the administrator.


    We're cutting over these computers to Windows 10 and it it appears that standard users can not see any of the tasks running with elevated permissions or with specific accounts (like SYSTEM), they therefore can't be called to run specific things designed by administrators. I can't find any other way to work around this issue for 1000+ users due to Windows 10 security changes. In this instance, I need standard users to be able to complete this function without having to call me or other administrators at all hours of the day and night.


    What options are there with Windows 10 for something like this? Was this an intentional move by Microsoft, or a bug? I'd really like to see this functionality restored, you're making managing computers very difficult...

    :)
     
    BrandonEchols, Apr 25, 2019
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  2. Windows 7 Club

    How do I disable the Experience/Assessment Index tool?

    If you want to disable winSAT.exe then do the following:


    Step 1. Go to Task Scheduler. You simply type it in the search box.
    Step 2. Browse to Microsoft\Windows\Maintenance by clicking on the arrow for Task Scheduler Library folder with the clock on it.
    Step 3. Disable the task named WinSAT. Which is found to the right in a small boxed window. Right click on the word WinSAT and select disable.

    As for the changing desktop if you want to prevent it from shuffling do the following:
    -right click on desktop
    -click on Personalization
    -click on Desktop Background
    -Uncheck Shuffle
     
    EastCoasthandle, Apr 25, 2019
    #2
  3. Window's Task Scheduler Not Running

    Hi,

    To assist you better, kindly provide us more details by answering the following questions:

    • Have you tried recreating the task? If so, are you getting the same issue?
    • Have you tried creating a new task?
    Meanwhile, we suggest that you ensure that the Task Scheduler is running. You can verify if the service is running by following these steps:

    • Press Windows key + R on your keyboard.
    • Type services.msc and hit Enter.
    • Under Services (Local), make sure that the Task Scheduler service's status is
      Started or Enabled.
    Should you need further assistance, feel free to get back to us.
     
    Monica Cam, Apr 25, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows 10 Task Scheduler Security Changes Vs Windows 7

    Task Scheduler no change possible

    Hi Jay,

    For us to isolate the issue with modifying task scheduler, we would like to know the following:

    • Were there any changes made on your computer prior to the issue (e.g., updates, software installation)?
    • Are you getting any error messages? If yes, what is the exact error message?
    • To make sure that we have not missed on anything, what troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    As an initial troubleshooting, we suggest that you create a new user profile,
    and check if the issue still persists.

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Michael Gall, Apr 25, 2019
    #4
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