Scheduled task as SYSTEM

For Windows Server 2008 (probably works very similar to later versions as well) 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“.

Windows Task Scheduler

Are you looking at how to create a Task in Windows Task Scheduler?
We will take a look at how to create one, and we will create a task that will reboot windows at a specific time.

So let’s start

Start Task Scheduler
(press start type task, you should get search on Task Scheduler)

To the right, you have a sidebar, and there you can find Create basic Task, pick it. Next step, name the task and write a description that can be good for the next person to understand what it is.
Next, tell when it should be triggered

The next option is will be based on your open picked, if you pick for example Daily, then you get the option to pick when you want it to run, we can say 06:00 every day with start next day.

Then Next after that.

Pick Start a program

First-row here you point out the script or program you want to run.
Second-row you can add an argument to script or program
In our case, we have added /r

/r = reboot
or else the machine will shut down and not start up until you power it on.

Next, then Finished.


There you go now you have created a Windows Task Scheduler
That will reboot at a specific time.

Enable Remote Desktop

So maybe you have set up a server that you want to remote so it will be easier to work with and reach it.

One of the easy ways is that login on the server.
Startup Server Manager (probably will autostart by its own)

Then you pick Local Server on the left side as the image below indicates.
Then there will be a menu to the right click on Disabled with the text to the left saying Remote Desktop as image below.


After you have click on it a new window will pop up “System Properties”
Pick allow “Remote connection to this computer

Now its done, it might need to reboot for it to activate.

Enjoy!