%sudo ALL=NOPASSWD: /etc/init.d/<my-service> start
C:\Windows\System32\wsl.exe sudo /etc/init.d/<my-service> start
Follow the above directions substituting "cron" for "my-service." Then add cron jobs by running
crontab -e as usual.
If you try running "screen" in WSL you get the following error by default:
$ screen -ls Cannot make directory '/var/run/screen': Permission denied $
To fix the error follow the above directions to run "sudo /etc/init.d/screen-cleanup start" at system startup