Using task scheduler with blank password
Syncrify uses Windows built-in Task Scheduler to run backup tasks. Every scheduled task runs under a user login account that requires a valid user with password on the operating system.
By default, Windows OS does not allow users to schedule task when a blank password is used to login into the system. This is done for security reasons and therefore, we strongly recommend you do not use a blank password if you want to run scheduled tasks.
Having said that, it is possible to configure the operating system to allow executing tasks with a blank password. The following steps demonstrate how to modify this setting.
- Logon to your computer as an Administrator or with a login ID having admin access
- Go to Control Panel / Administrative Tools
- Double click Local Security Policy
- Then, open Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options
Double click on Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only
Click Disable and then click Apply and Ok.
- Once this option is disabled, Windows operating system will allow running a scheduled task without a password.
Disadvantages of Disabling Password
Passwords make your environment secure. Configuring your computer to run scheduled tasks without passwords could potentially create
security risks. Therefore, avoid disabling passwords on machines that are typically accessed by many users.