Windows Scheduled Tasks are a useful tool that allow users to automate tasks on their computers. They can be used to run a wide variety of applications, scripts, and programs. Unfortunately, due to the complexity of the Windows operating system, it is not uncommon for permissions to become broken on some of the tasks.
When this happens, the tasks may still appear in the Windows Task Scheduler, but they will not run properly or will fail to run at all. If this happens, it is important to fix the broken permissions in order to ensure the tasks run properly.
The first step in fixing broken permissions is to identify the task that is causing the issue. This can be done by opening the Task Scheduler and looking at the list of tasks. If the task that is not running properly is listed, then it is likely that the permissions are broken.
Once the task has been identified, the user should then right-click on it and select “Properties”. This will open a window which will show the current user and group permissions for the task.
If the permissions are broken, then it is likely that the user and/or group that the task is assigned to has been changed or removed. To fix this, the user should select the “Change User or Group” button and then select the appropriate user and/or group. If the group has been removed, then the user should add it back in.
After the user and/or group have been changed, the user should then select the “Advanced” button and then select the “Change Permissions” button. This will open a window which will show the current permissions for the task.
If the permissions are broken, then the user should select the “Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object” option and then select the “Apply” button. This will apply the correct permissions to the task.
Finally, the user should select the “OK” button to save the changes and then launch the task to ensure it is running properly. If the task runs properly, then the permissions have been successfully repaired.
Fixing broken permissions on Windows Scheduled Tasks can be a tricky process, but it is important to ensure that the tasks are running properly. By following the steps outlined above, users can easily fix broken permissions and ensure that their tasks are running properly.