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Windows 7: Scheduling tasks in Windows 7

07 Nov 2012   #1

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Scheduling tasks in Windows 7

So I finally got a new computer at work with Windows 7. I was previously on XP and had a few tasks scheduled to run nightly. Essentially they were set to open Access databases at night, then the Access database would run a macro to update all my tables.

I have been unable to get the Windows 7 task scheduler to complete the tasks. I have been able to get it to open a Word document from my desktop, but can't get it to open Access. Any suggestions?

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07 Nov 2012   #2

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

When I have a problem with a scheduled task I:
  • Enable All Tasks History
  • Run the task
  • After it completes, look at Task History for errors (and hopefully find a fix).
Hope this helps,
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08 Nov 2012   #3

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

This might help Task Scheduler.docx

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