Prohibit New Task Creation

Prevents users from creating new tasks.

This setting removes the Add Scheduled Task item that starts the New Task Wizard. Also, the system does not respond when users try to move, paste, or drag programs or documents into the Scheduled Tasks folder.

Note: This setting appears in the Computer Configuration and User Configuration folders. If both settings are configured, the setting in Computer Configuration takes precedence over the setting in User Configuration.

Important: This setting does not prevent administrators of a computer from using At.exe to create new tasks or prevent administrators from submitting tasks from remote computers.

Supported on: Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 only
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Task Scheduler5.0
Value NameTask Creation
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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Administrative Templates (Computers)

Administrative Templates (Users)