I am trying to determine where Windows 10 stores the credentials for scheduled tasks and how those credentials are protected. I would have thought that they were managed in Credential Manager but they are not. Because they are needed to execute the task, I am assuming that they are not hashed in some way. I need to schedule a task to run at startup, which can only be done by storing the credentials. I would like to confirm that the credentials are stored in a secure fashion. What is the risk associated with storing credentials for tasks? Are the credentials expunged if the task is deleted? etc., etc. Might anyone have information on this? Thank you!
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