Password for task scheduler in windows

Edbarrag 1 Reputation point

Hello, I have updated my domain user password and I have not performed update actions on a scheduled task that runs under my user and yet the task runs.
In this post they make the same observation:

I would like to know at what time the scheduled task will fail or detect that change, or if it is not really necessary to perform the update in said task.

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  1. Jai Verma 451 Reputation points

    Here is my understanding

    if your task connect to few resources(computer/other services) and it has service ticket for those services, it should run till the service tickets are valid(10 hours by default). But once it will go to get a TGT from DC, the job should fail.

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  2. Limitless Technology 37,766 Reputation points

    Hello @Edbarrag ,

    This is normal, since most of schedule task type will use a Kerberos ticket to authenticate, meaning that it may still have a valid ticket with the old authentication.

    You will need eventually to update the credentials on the task.

    If this is a local task, I would suggest to run a NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM to prevent this issue in the future.

    Hope this helps with your query,


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