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What user name and password is used when scheduling a backup?

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What user name and password is used when scheduling a backup?



This article explains how to find the user name and password required when scheduling a backup task with Macrium Reflect

Macrium Reflect uses the standard Windows task scheduler to schedule backup jobs. To ensure that tasks can run when no users are logged on to the computer it's necessary to supply a Windows user account and login password. These are the same details that are used when you login to Windows:




How do I see what my actual user account name is?

The actual account name can be different to the 'Friendly' name used at the Windows login screen. If you are having difficulty finding your user account name then follow the steps below:

1. Open a command prompt. Click 'Start' then type cmd and press 'Enter'.
2. For Windows Vista/7/8 type 'whoami' and press Enter:


The screen shot above shows that the user account currently logged on is office3\nick

Similarly, for Windows XP, type echo %username%


Note: The computer name 'office3' is not shown but will be defaulted if not entered in the schedule dialog.

I don't use a password but the scheduler is prompting for one?

If you don't use a password when logging into Windows then your system may have been set to automatically log you in with a saved password. To reset your password please follow the steps below:

1. Click 'Start', type 'netplwiz' and press Enter.
2. In the dialog that opens select 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer' and click 'Apply'

3. To manage/change your user account password press Ctrl+Alt+Del

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Last Modified:16 Dec 2013

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