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How to prevent a user from running Task Scheduler in Windows
Article ID: 305612 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q305612
This step-by-step article describes how to prevent a user from running or stopping Task Scheduler in Windows XP.
There may be occasions you want to prevent a user from to running a Task Scheduler before the intended date and time, or there may be occasions when an administrator does not want a user to add new scheduled tasks to the computer. Use the following procedures to gain more control over what you can do with Task Scheduler.
Prevent users from adding new tasks or deleting tasks in Task Scheduler by modifying local policy settings
Note The following procedure only applies to Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2000, or Windows Server 2003. To do this in Windows XP Home edition, see the "Prevent users from adding new tasks or deleting tasks in Task Scheduler by modifying registry settings" section of this article.
How to prevent users from adding new tasks or deleting tasks in Task Scheduler by modifying local policy settings
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Article ID: 305612 - Last Review: February 23, 2004 - Revision: 3.2