We're running into an issue with our installer. We have a property (a password) that has the hidden and secure check boxes check. That property is used in several places, and seems to work, but we've got a problem in that it appears it is being altered.
Under users and groups we have a windows user set up with "Use a property to set password" and that property is our secure hidden password. That user runs a service, and a scheduled task. The service runs successfully, and the scheduled task can also be run, so something is happening. Unfortunately we are unable to edit the scheduled task or log in as that user. The password is not recognized.
I've edited our installer as a test, changing the property so that it is no longer hidden or secure. When I do that I am able to edit the scheduled task and log in as that user. Unfortunately we have a large base of installs that were done using the secure hidden property. We don't know what the actual password be is for these sites. My interpretation of events is that maybe the encrypted version of the password is being used instead of the password itself, but I don't know for sure that that is what is going on.
How do we get out of this bind? Is there a way to determine what that actual password being used is? Echoing the property back in an inline script file gives us the value we specified, but not what is actually being used.