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Windows 7: task in task scheduler test running never completes?

10 Nov 2017   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
task in task scheduler test running never completes?

I created a batch file. it works fine, opens command prompt runs the task, then it exits.
I set the task up in task scheduler. There is a run button, when run it goes from ready to running and never stops... I can select end. The task simply takes 7 seconds when I run it as clicking on the batch file.
So I dont think I have it configured correctly?

here is the batch file
   @echo OFF
ECHO This is a batch file

zap2xml -u -p thepassword -o myfile.xml

included some pics, you can see it has never run, when I select run, it never completes, simply says running forever?

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task in task scheduler test  running never completes?-tsk2.png   task in task scheduler test  running never completes?-tsk1.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2017   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I changed to only run when user is logged on.
I changed permissions on the file to everyone full control.
I get a different response, a flash of a command prompt, then it says runnning forever it says running till I end it.
Get error on description line of 0x2331

task scheduler is only for nerds with special knowledge that have insider information!

Is there an alternative downloadable program I can use to schedule this task? this is just too hard!

This one actually works, but only once per day, cant run say every 6 hours. BUT it works.
Freebyte Task Scheduler

I actually SOLVED this in win7, which should be same as win 10.
Even though this setting 'start in' says 'optional', you MUST entire the directory, cant leave it blank.
It runs everytime now I test run this.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2017   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If you want it to run whenever anyone is logged on, unselect the password, and you have to change the file permission to give everyone full control for the batch file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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