Prohibit Scheduled Task Creation


  • Anyone out there who is able to prohibit users of a server 2008 r2 terminal server to create new taks?

    I have tried to use the GPO Administrative Templates - Windows Components - Task Scheduler - Prohibit New Task Creation, but it has no effect. I tried it under the computer settings as well as under the user settings. I see the registry values are being made:

    HKLM(or HKCU) \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Task Scheduler5.0\Task Creation (DWORD: 1)

    My users are still able to make new tasks. Probably it doesn't work because in the requirements information it says Server 2003, XP and Windows 2000 OS only.

    Is there a way to prohibit the creation of tasks by non-admins on a 2008 r2 server?

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:28 PM


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  • Hi,

    >>Is there a way to prohibit the creation of tasks by non-admins on a 2008 r2 server?

    We can try to use the following policy setting to edit the NTFS permissions of the folder C:\Windows\System32\Tasks:

    computer configuration/windows settings/security settings/file system

    Regarding this point, the following thread can be referred to for more information.

    Prevent adding tasks to task scheduler

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen

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    • Marked as answer by WUR-DE Monday, May 4, 2015 9:44 AM
    Friday, May 1, 2015 1:34 AM
  • Thanks Frank!

    Apparently my googling skills were failing me. I am glad you have pointed me in the right direction.

    I didn't use GPO in the end but I'm using the following icacls action in my startup script.

    %SystemRoot%\System32\icacls.exe %SystemRoot%\System32\Tasks\ /grant:r *S-1-5-11:(CI)(Rc)

    The rights for Authenticated Users used to be: (CI)(W,Rc)

    Kind regards

    Danny Quak

    Monday, May 4, 2015 9:44 AM