Win7 Windows Task Scheduler, when running silent, also suppresses sound

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    MtheK New Member

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    I had found that, to not have my programs visible in the TaskBar
    (ie: DSNTODAY), I must, in the General Tab, select 'run whether user
    is logged on or not'. Unfortunately, tho logically, this also seems to
    apply to sound (ie: the Win32API BEEP and MESSAGEBEEP). When I select
    'run only when user is logged on', it works properly (my NOTIFY program,
    which can beep if DSNTODAY finds an executable with todays' date; I use
    Audio, then Visual, cues).

    Is there a way to allow sound, even just a YES or NO, perhaps via a
    Registry tweak? Otherwise, I start my program via Startup which, like
    any typical program, appears in the TaskBar. I'd rather do that then
    pop up a brief window every 5min w/WTS; plus, I get better granularity
    (ie: I can run every minute). Can I hide my program in the TaskBar
    even tho it's not part of SysTray (notification area)?
     
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    It appears that running under the GUEST logonID also suppresses sounds, as my program works
    properly (ie: audio beeps) ONLY when run under an ADMIN logonID!?
     
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    Interesting that Windows' own ECHO also FAILS to beep under the GUEST logonid,
    but sounds fine under my ADMIN logonid: ECHO Ctrl-G ENTER

    Under GUEST, Control Panel/Sound/Sounds/Default Beep/test works properly.

    What Registry tweak/whatever? is blocking ECHO, and therefore, my program?
     
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    FINALLY!!! I was able to get a sound by using PLAYSOUND over BEEP and MESSAGEBEEP,
    so, at least MY program NOW has sound under the GUEST LID, unlike ECHO !!!
     

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