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The help file for schtasks.exe reads:

SCHTASKS /parameter [arguments]

    Enables an administrator to create, delete, query, change, run and
    end scheduled tasks on a local or remote system.

I'm creating a service account, on a windows server 2003 box, that schedules tasks and I don't want to add it to the Administrators group despite what the description above says. Is this possible?

So far I have given the service account read and execute permissions on schtasks.exe, cmd.exe and the scheduled task that it will need to start and stop. I can stop the task using the following:

SCHTASKS /END /TN "Name of Task"

But I get the following error when trying to run it again:

ERROR: Unable to start the task scheduler service.

I am having similar permissions issues with taskkill.exe

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