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Prevent changes to application path of a scheduled item (For Current User).

By using this tweak you can restrict changes to the location details and browsing options in scheduled item’s properties.

Tweak for : Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
The advanced properties section stores the location to run the scheduled task. Normally, you can change the location by browsing the path. By using this tweak you can restrict changes to the existing path. In addition, it removes the Browse button from the advanced properties dialog box.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If any of the subkeys “\Windows\Task Scheduler5.0” does not exist, create it as explained below. Then, create a DWORD value “Allow Browse” in the right panel.

Now, right-click and modify the value to "1" to enable restriction. However, if you want to get back to the original state and disable restriction, change the value to "0".

NOTE:
You can create a new task by pasting or dragging any program into the Scheduled Tasks folder.

Disable Allow Browse in Task Scheduler.reg

The '.reg' file can disable browsing the path of a scheduled item.

Enable Allow Browse in Task Scheduler (Default).reg

The '.reg' file can enable browsing the path of a scheduled item.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Changing the path of a scheduled item is disabled.

Changing the path of a scheduled item is enabled.

Browsing the path of a scheduled item is disabled.

Browsing the path of a scheduled item is enabled.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\], key and create a new key with the name "Windows" under "Microsoft".

Then, create a "Task Scheduler5.0" key under "Windows".

Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "Allow Browse" in "Task Scheduler5.0" key.

Next, right-click on "Allow Browse" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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Task Scheduler's log file size can be modified.

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Disable Scheduled Tasks drag-and-drop functionality (For Current User).

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This registry setting disables the ability to drag-and-drop or copy & paste a program into Scheduled Task folder.

Disable Scheduled Tasks drag-and-drop functionality (For All Users).

Category : System > Scheduler

This registry setting disables the ability to drag-and-drop or copy & paste a program into Scheduled Task folder.

Disable executing a task manually (For Current User).

Category : System > Scheduler

This setting disables the ability to manually execute a pre-scheduled task.

 
 
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