Been receiving the following error when trying to modify tasks with taskschd.msc and SCHTASKS (in CMD prompt).

Specifically in the UpdateOrchestrator folder/directory of "C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows".

"The user account you are operating under does not have permission to modify this task"

When using taskschd.msc.

Also, Error: Access is Denied

When using SCHTASKS.

Can anyone explain a proven way to gain privileges to modify tasks in this folder without using 3rd party application (such as PSEXEC or NSudo).

Yes, I am launching both taskschd.msc and CMD Prompt as administrator.

EDIT: This specific question has not been answered despite Moderators claiming it has. The solutions provided in other threads either involve PSEXEC/NSudo or provide a solution that is not effective (Deleting registry keys to cause the keys to repopulate with different settings).

  • Questions: (1) Have you run cmd using Run As Administrator?, (2) Does your account account have a password? (3) Try it with UAC disabled. – harrymc Dec 5 at 14:58
  • In my UpdateOrchestrator folder, the administrators group has full control only for some of the tasks, and on others it has write but not modify. Which one are you trying to modify, and why? – Jason Dec 5 at 21:44

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