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I can't add SYSTEM account in task scheduler. When I try to add it becomes MYDOMAIN\SYSTEM and I get invalid user error.

Can I use SYSTEM account to run a scheduled task?

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AT command: – Nime Cloud Oct 18 '11 at 8:14
The correct name of the SYSTEM-account would be "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" - have you tried that? – Robert Oct 18 '11 at 9:57
Yes I did try... – Nime Cloud Oct 18 '11 at 12:36
up vote 11 down vote accepted

For Windows Server 2008 this is how to change to use the SYSTEM user account when executing a scheduled task:

  1. Go to Start > Administrative Tools > Task Scheduler
  2. In the Task Scheduler window click "Create Task" on the right hand bar under the "Actions" pane
  3. In the "Create Task" dialog click the "Change User or Group" button
  4. Make sure "From this location" is set to the local machine name (to change click "Locations" button and select the local computer name)
  5. Type "SYSTEM" in the text box and press ok . Under "When running the task, use the following user account:" you should see "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM".
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Follow the below link to schedule your task

windows-Server-2008 scheduling link 1

windows-Server-2008 scheduling link 2

Also follow this link

scheduling link

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Canadian Luke Jun 5 '13 at 16:25
The first two links, part 1 and 2, are a great article covering the new Task Scheduler and UI for Vista and above. The last scheduling link is broken. – DaaBoss May 8 '15 at 21:39

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