Mass setting of scheduled tasks username and passwords

You’ll sometimes have a server that has loads of scheduled tasks that need to run as a specific user account, and sometimes you might need to update the account they run as, or reset the password.

I recently had to change loads of these on our Altiris server, and didn’t really fancy doing it by hand! The following script will update the runas user/password for all scheduled tasks on your system…

@echo off

set Password=password
set Username=DOMAIN\username

cd /d "%SystemRoot%\tasks
for %%a in (*.job) do call :ChangePW %%a
goto :eof

:ChangePW
set TaskName=%*
set TaskName=%TaskName:~0,-4%
SCHTASKS /Change /RU %Username% /RP %password% /TN "%TaskName%"

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