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  1. I am running Premium on a Server 2012 R2 instance and am having problems with the built-in task scheduler. Neither automatic updates or scheduled scans are running as scheduled, but manually running the tasks functions as expected. I have a standard (non-admin) user persistantly logged on in order to run applications that otherwise cannot be run as a background service. I believe this could be part of the reason automated tasks do not run as expected, but I can not grant the user Administrator rights for day-to-day operations. The strange part is that the background services should be able to run scheduled tasks as they are run as NTAUTH\SYSTEM, but I'm guessing there's some dependency on the user's rights running the UI instance (mbam.exe) that causes the tasks to fail.
  2. Hello! I don't understand Microsoft logic. To increase security, the company recommends to use limited user account. But this has led to problems with WGA Notifications. The problem arises because the validation tool writes data to data.dat file during validation process. This file located at the following folder: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%/Application Data/Windows Genuine Advantage/Data Limited user account can't access to this file. Therefore WGA incorrectly flagged my WinXP as non genuine. Also WGA Notifications connects to Microsoft servers every time when Windows starts. Of course, I immediately uninstalled this "important security update" from my system for privacy reasons. To me, WGA Notifications is spyware. That is the reason why I use DropMyRights instead of limited user account. For more information about DropMyRights, please, read these articles: DropMyRights Every Windows XP user should drop their rights Windows Users: Drop Your Rights For more information about WGA Notifications, please, read these articles: Genuine Advantage is Microsoft spyware Windows Genuine Advantage is still genuinely bad Get all security patches without WGA nightmares Windows Anti-Counterfeit Tool requires loosening PC security Windows Genuine Advantage falsely accuses millions I strongly suggest to stay away from this "important security update"!
  3. Hello, since two days I face an issue when trying to open Excel within my Standard User account - after almost 2 years without problems. There is no difference in double clicking an .xlsx file in Windows Explorer, choosing Excel pinned to the Start Menu, clicking on Start>>All Programs>>Microsoft Office>>Microsoft Excel 2010, or picking the Application file in C:\Program files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14. When doing so, I receive the message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You ay not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." All other Office programs don't show this behavior. After changing the account from Standard User to Administrator everything seemed to work fine, but when turning back being logged on as Standard User the message returns. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. Does this sound like a malware infection? Your help is very much appreciated. Cheers, t.
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