Scheduled Tasks are Crap. Yes, they are.

task-scheduler-iconSo, when you remove a computer from a domain and a user from the domain has a scheduled task on your computer, you can't delete the task anymore…at least not through the Task Scheduler interface.

"Error message: The specified account name is not valid," is the error I was getting.

The answer lives in the registry. Find your task among the unique ID's here…

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks

Then delete the actual task here…

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree

That'll do ya.

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