Essentially, I have done the same as this question for Windows 7 and it worked, however switching OS to Windows 10, this "workaround" no longer appears to work.

Run task scheduler task on demand from limited user account in windows 7

Testing from a non-elevated command line, on Windows 7 it works, but on Windows 10 it gives "ERROR: Access is denied.", evidently Microsoft have changed something in Windows 10 and prevents this workaround from working.

Note, I only want to allow the user to run the task, not make any changes to it or other tasks.

Anyone noticed this and found a way to get it working again on Windows 10?

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    The "workaround" shouldn't have worked in 7, it's a security issue. – Tyson Dec 9 '16 at 14:04
  • No, if an Administrator creates a task and chooses to delegate the permission to run that task to either users or a specific user, how is that a security issue? – Andrew Dec 9 '16 at 18:14
  • Because it's exploitable, don't think about the user that you want to have access, think about the hacker that's gained access to the machine. – Tyson Dec 9 '16 at 18:26
  • If a hacker has gained access to the machine, there's far bigger concerns, this is no different to a user being able to launch a program. Thank you for your input, but it's not constructive. – Andrew Dec 9 '16 at 18:33

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