After upgrading windows 10 May 2020 (20H1/Version 2004) feature updates, Chrome users have feedback that sync is paused every time they restart their browser, and cookies are deleted. Despite Microsoft’s help, Google has not found the root cause of the problem after an in-depth investigation. However, in the BUG post, a user has successfully found the reason and revealed the appropriate solution. The fix has been confirmed valid by other users who are affected by the issue.
According to this user feedback, the key to this problem is a planned task called “S4U”. So what is an “S4U” scheduled task? Task_Logon_S4U is to use the User Service (s4U) login service to run tasks on behalf of the specified user without having to store a password. Because the task scheduler runs in a local system account, it can create an s4U login session and receive tokens that can be used not only for identification, but also for impersonation on the local computer. Typically, s4U tokens are used only for identification purposes.
The steps for users who want to see running S4U tasks in Windows 10 Version 2004 are as follows.
1. Click to start.
2. Enter Powershell.
3. Right-click in the Best Bet options section and select Run as an Administrator
4. Paste and press Enter to run the following command.
Get-ScheduledTask . . . Foreach s if (‘xml’) (Export-ScheduledTask -TaskName $. TaskName – TaskPath $. TaskPath) ). GetElements ByTagName (“LogonType”). #text’ -eq “S4U”) TaskName . . .
5. Powershell displays tasks that have been scheduled.
Disable S4U scheduled tasks.
1. Click to start.
2. Search for scheduled tasks and open them.
3. Find and disable all tasks in PowerShell.
Some users in the post confirmed that the issue had been fixed. Ericlaw, a Microsoft Edge developer, says he has started working on fix patches.