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My goal is to for a limited used to be able to run a netsh script that requires administrative privileges:

netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
netsh wlan start hostednetwork

From my administrative account I created a task scheduler task that runs this script with elevated privileges and saved my admin password in it. It worked. But the task is not visible from the limited user account.

I tried creating the same task from the limited user task scheduler - did not happen, it told me the user has no rights to create the task.

Tried schtasks.exe from the limited user, it also does not show the task I want to run.

Is there a way to share the task I created from the administrative account with a limited user so he is able to run it on demand? Or give him privileges to create the task himself?

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Note: Unlike the start command, the stop command does not require administrator privileges. – fefrei Dec 28 '14 at 19:51
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Solved it.

Just go to C:\Windows\System32\Tasks find the related task and assign "read and execute" rights to the user you want to be able to access it. Be careful to assign to "current object only". Then the task will be visible and runnable from the limited user and if you saved your credentials within it and checked "run whether user is logged on or not" - it will work.

Thanks everyone!

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Alos works on Server 2008 R2 – Jonathan Nov 14 '13 at 12:41

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