Windows Server Task Scheduler Not Listing Tasks Which Still Run

Jimity 21 Reputation points
2021-11-12T00:48:33.163+00:00

Hi,

Have a bit of a unique one I'm hoping can get solved.

I have a Task in Task Scheduler on a Windows Server (member server) which runs as required at specified times throughout the day.
The task is running as SYSTEM with highest privileges as its mission critical.

As a Sys Admin, when I logon and run Task Scheduler I can see the task listed within the Task Scheduler Library. When a delegated user logs on to that same server and runs Task Scheduler they do not see the task listed. It still runs though.

Through testing with a basic, standalone, work grouped windows client machine, I've found the only way to get a task created under one user to then list in Task Scheduler logged on as another user is to give that user "Administrator" rights. This would seem overkill if transferred to a Windows Server member server scenario. Is there another user privilege on a windows server that could allow the same functionality - that is to allow a delegated user to see Scheduled Tasks within the Task Scheduler Library when that task was originally created under another user account and given the abovementioned security options ?

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  1. MotoX80 23,651 Reputation points
    2021-11-12T02:06:48.087+00:00

    That's the way it works. The easiest solution is to have the program that the task executes create a log file that any user can query to see when it last executed and what it did.

    As an alternative, I developed a Powershell script to allow any user to run a task that was defined by an admin.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/6b9b7ac3-41cd-419e-ac25-c15c45766c8e/scheduled-task-that-any-user-can-run

    If you don't want to allow users to run the task, you will have to modify the $newSD variable to only allow read access.

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  1. Dave Patrick 330.5K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
    2021-11-12T00:58:54.313+00:00

    Might check the user has at least list permissions on the files in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks

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  2. Jimity 21 Reputation points
    2021-11-12T01:42:16.367+00:00

    Thanks for the quick reply.
    Sadly no such luck. I experimented a little with Authenticated User group as well without success :(


  3. Georg Matviak 161 Reputation points
    2021-11-12T16:37:16.667+00:00

    Hello Jimity-0642,

    Do Check out the link below which discuss about similar issue. which might be useful to you in resolving the issue.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/311558/task-scheduler-windows-2019-indefinitly-task-not-r.html

    Hope this answers all your queries, if not please do repost back.

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