Trying to run the 'at' command produces the error:
The user, or the account used by the scheduler, does not have sufficient
privileges on the machine on which the ‘at’ command is being run. To run
the ‘at’ command the user and scheduler service must be a member of the
‘Administrators’ group (or ‘Server Operators’ if running at a server).
- Consider whether the user should be allowed access to the scheduler.
Remember that commands run by the scheduler are run with the permissions
of the scheduler account.
- Add to user to the ‘Administrators’ group on the workstation. On
a server the user should be added to either ‘Domain Administrators’
or ‘Server Operators’.
- Check that the account that the scheduler service is being run using
has the necessary permissions. It should either be run as part of the
system or if it is being run using specified account then check that
that account is a member of either the ‘Administrators’ group or ‘Server
Operators’ group (or ‘Domain Administrators’ or ‘Server Operators’ if
it is on a server). The scheduler service will need to be stopped and
These notes have been tested with Windows NT4.
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