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limitblankpassworduse registry key

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I want to run scheduled tasks without passwords. I found out that you can

get TaskScheduler to run by changing the limitblankpassworduse registry key

to 0. It does in fact allow Tasks to be run with Blank passwords, but, I'm

also wondering what other unintended side effects this might have...such as

allow other things to be run without passwords that shouldn't be. Anybody

know anything about this one?

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    • It creates a security hole, by allowing the use of blank passwords =

      system wide. =20

      For example, you're running XP Pro and are using an Administrator level =

      account, with no password. It would be relatively easy for a piece of =

      malware to enable Remote Desktop, send out your username and IP address =

      and make your machine vulnerable. =20

      Under normal conditions, users with a blank password cannot log on =

      remotely.

      --=20

      Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display

      Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes

      http://www.dougknox.com

      Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro

      http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm

      Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.

      Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

      =20

      "Time Traveller" <nowhere.windows-xp.todaysummary.com.null.net> wrote in message =

      news:IvsUc.134260$gE.20600.windows-xp.todaysummary.com.pd7tw3no...

      >I want to run scheduled tasks without passwords. I found out that you =

      can

      > get TaskScheduler to run by changing the limitblankpassworduse =

      registry key

      > to 0. It does in fact allow Tasks to be run with Blank passwords, =

      but, I'm

      > also wondering what other unintended side effects this might =

      have...such as

      > allow other things to be run without passwords that shouldn't be. =

      Anybody

      > know anything about this one?

      >=20

      >

      #1; Wed, 28 May 2008 18:53:00 GMT