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Windows 7: Task Scheduler not executing a schedule application

24 Aug 2011   #1
PriorityDave

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Task Scheduler not executing a schedule application

I have created a task that is suppose to launch Goldmine every day at a set time. The task appears to have launched succesfully, ie Task Scheduler reports "The operation completed successfully." However I know it isn't actually launching.

When I run the task manually the application never launches, when I check Task Manager the gmw.exe process is running but the application never opens, nor does it show in the application tab of Task Manager but whenthe task completes (Goldmine is set to shut down after 5 minutes) the task then reports as stated above.

The Actions tab is set to "Start a program" and the path is the UNC path to the exe on my GM server.

Security options are "Run whether user is logged on or not" and "Run with highest priveleges", the user account is a Domain Admin.

Does anyone have any thoughts on why this isn't working?


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25 Aug 2011   #2
WhotheWhat

Windows 7
 
 

I had this problem as well.

The fix was to fill in the field "Start in (optional)" under Actions with the path of the application.

Hope this helps.
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25 Aug 2011   #3
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I think WhotheWhat may have hit this one on the nail.

Example:
If UNC to app is "\\Mypc001\c$\program files\myapp\myapp.exe"

Then that 'Start In' folder would be:- "\\Mypc001\c$\program files\myapp\"

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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25 Aug 2011   #4
PriorityDave

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That works when it is set for "Run only when user is logged in" but not when "Run whether user is logged on or not" is selected
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