Task scheduler running user account as SYSTEM and instance window security log received event code 4625 for every time server start up

Infra_support 21 Reputation points
2020-09-26T16:51:42.453+00:00

Hi,

Good Evening.

I trying to update an existing task scheduler in my server.

Below is the setting I have done to update the existing task in task scheduler:
Task setting:-

  1. Triggers: At System Start up
  2. Running the task user account : SYSTEM
  3. Run whether user is logged on or not
  4. Run with highest privilege's

I have tried the following action for the existing task:

1) Manually run the task with updated setting.
Result: Run smoothly and there's no event 4625 logged in Event Viewer.

2) Restart server to trigger the updated existing task.
Result: After a few minutes server restarted, the window security log display event code 4625
Failure Information:
Failure Reason: Unknown user name or bad password.
Status: 0xC000006D
Sub Status: 0xC0000064

3) Manually run the existing task with another user account.
Result: Run smoothly and there's no event 4625 logged in Event Viewer.

4) Restart server to trigger the existing task with another user account.
Result: Run smoothly and there's no event 4625 logged in Event Viewer.

5) Create a new task with user account system and manually run the task.
Result: Run smoothly and there's no event 4625 logged in Event Viewer.

6) Restart server to trigger the new task.
Result: Run smoothly and there's no event 4625 logged in Event Viewer.

Kindly advice and assist the failure to run the existing updated task.

Thanks.

Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016
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  1. Karlie Weng 8,216 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2020-09-30T06:01:35.59+00:00

    Hi @Infra_support

    Here are some descriptions about event 4625:

    4625(F): An account failed to log on.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/auditing/event-4625

    Windows Security Log Event ID 4625
    https://www.ultimatewindowssecurity.com/securitylog/encyclopedia/event.aspx?eventid=4625

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  1. Dave Patrick 329.1K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
    2020-09-26T18:09:45.83+00:00

    What are the task details?