0x80070005 - Access is denied error message when scheduling a profile

When scheduling a profile you may receive this error.

There are several possible reasons for getting this error message from the Windows Task Scheduler:

  • You've entered the wrong password. The password you use must be the same one you use to login to Windows. If you do not have a login password then you do not need to enter any password. If you are on a domain check to make sure the username in the schedule is the same when you login as, e.g. domain\username
  • You have a blank/empty password and have not allowed SyncBackSE/Pro to remove that security restriction in Windows. When you schedule a profile in SyncBackSE/Pro, and it detects that security restriction is in place, it will prompt you to remove it unless you've configured it not to.
    For V9 and (newer) see under: burger menu (3 horizontal lines on top-left of SyncBack main-window) > Global Settings > and the checkbox "Prompt me to remove the blank password restriction..."
    For V8 (and older) see under: Preferences > Options, and the checkbox "Prompt me to remove the blank password restriction...").
  • Windows requires Scheduled Tasks be created by an Administrator. This is because Scheduled Tasks in these versions of Windows circumvent User Access Control (because no-one may be present to answer any UAC prompt), so that you need to be an Administrator to have the privileges to create such Tasks in the first place.
  • Depending on the security policy of your installation, you may also need to be an Administrator to create schedules.
  • If acceptable, you could try setting the profile to run only when you are logged in. This means no password is required and so it may resolve the issue.