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Log who ran a scheduled task

Hello,

I am writing an exe that is intended to be run via a scheduled task.
However, I also need the flexibility to have users run the scheduled task
manually (right click task and select run). In the event a user runs the
task manually I need to verify their identity for logging purposes. So I
have two questions:

1. Is there a way to tell if a scheduled task was run because of its
scheduled time or if a user manually initiated it? I would prefer not to
hard code the scheduled time as a check, but rather see who has initiated the
run... i.e. NT Authority\syste m or MyDomain\MyUser .

2. As a follow-on to question to #1, is there a way to tell who initiated
the scheduled task to run? When the task is run manually, using
WindowsPrincipa l the user always shows up as NT Authority\syste m (the user
that the task runs as).

Any help here would be appreciated!

Thanks,
Cory
Feb 24 '06 #1
1 1842
Hi Cory,

Why do you need to have the user run the application from scheduled task
manually? Instead, you may have them run from a shortcut on desktop, or
command line, in this way the application can tell who has initiated it,
i.e. NT Authority\syste m or MyDomain\MyUser . So, I think a better
deployment strategy may help on the issue.

Luke Zhang
(This posting is provided "AS IS", with no warranties, and confers no
rights.)

Feb 27 '06 #2

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