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Log on as a batch job

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Log on as a batch job


This security setting allows a user to be logged on by means of a batch-queue facility.

For example, when a user submits a job by means of the task scheduler, the task scheduler logs that user on as a batch user rather than as an interactive user.


  • In Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, and Windows Server 2003, the Task Scheduler automatically grants this right as necessary. The Task Scheduler injects this right for the user into the computer's effective policy immediately after the task is scheduled. If there is a contradictory group policy defining the Logon as a batch job user right, the effective policy settings will be overwritten by the group policy only upon policy refresh.

Default: Local System.

Configuring this security setting

You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate policy and expanding the console tree as such: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\

For specific instructions about how to configure security policy settings, see Edit security settings on a Group Policy object.

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