How to fix error 0x80070005 access is denied with task scheduler

Task scheduler is the built-in utility in Windows which allows us to run the particular tasks at the scheduled time. Few days back we tried to schedule a task using this utility, but failed to do so. The task we scheduled is to run to run an executable file at some particular scheduled time, but Task Manager rejected this task by displaying Access is denied message. Along with this an error code 0x80070005 is also reflected.

After getting this error we has done a bit of research and we found that we need to provide the highest privileges to run that particular task. We applied but it didn’t bring any changes in the situation. Then we tried to configure the task for the available ranges of different editions, but failed to do so. Finally we realized that we needed to go for the registry manipulation which solves this problem. If you are too encountered with this error, here is how to fix it.

 How to fix error 0x80070005 access is denied with task scheduler

  • Press Win+R keys to launch RUN dialog box and type in regedit in it and press Enter to open Registry Editor.
  • Now in the left side pane of  the Registry Editor, navigate to


  • Now in the right side pane of the above mentioned registry location, find the DWORD(REG_DWORD) named as EnableLinkedConnections and double click on it.


  • In the above shown Edit DWORD value box, put the value data as make sure that the Base is Hexadecimal. Click on OK and close the Registry Editor and restart the PC. After restarting, try to schedule the task again and this will work fine now.

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  • Tim Orwick

    Windows 10: Had to add D-WORD and value. Did not solve the problem.