How to Fix Error: 0x80070005 in Windows 7

Published July 24, 2015 by Admin

Task Scheduler is the in-built utility in Windows. Computer users can run specified tasks at scheduled session with the help of this tool. But in some cases, the error code 0x80070005: Access is denied error with Task Scheduler pops up when some of users try to create new scheduled tasks. This happens if the user account under which the task is scheduled to run has a blank password or has no highest privileges to run. Now the following will show you how to fix the access denied error in Windows 7.

Method One:

1. Click Start button > Control Panel. Then click User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts.

User Accounts

2. Click the user account you want to add a password then click Create a Password.

create a password

3. Type the new password and password hint (optional) and click Create Password.

Create password

4. Log off and then log on the system again.

5. Open Task Scheduler to reconfigure the task and provide the user name and password when prompted.

Method Two:

1. Hit Win key and R key together. Then type the command “regedit” into the Run box and click OK button.


2. In the Registry Editor, navigate the following file:


3. Find out the “EnableLinkedConnections” in the right pane and double click on it.

registry editor

4. Then in the Edit DWORD Value box as shown below, change the Value data to 1 and make sure that Base is Hexadecimal. Click OK and restart the Windows system.


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