Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Notification Icon and GUI Missing for Scheduled Admin Task

06 Jul 2017   #1

Windows 8 x64
Notification Icon and GUI Missing for Scheduled Admin Task


i scheduled a task to run an .exe. on logon of any user.
It works, but not seeing the program's GUI or Notification Area icon.
  • When run manually by a non-admin user, the desired .exe always requests an admin password. That is fine.
  • When run manually, an icon is displayed in the notification area, which is good. I want to see the same icon when the task is run by Task Scheduler.

Here's how i created a task in Task Scheduler to execute the .exe:
  • On 'General' tab, under "use the following user account", i select the admin user.
  • I choose "Run whether user is logged in or not".
  • UNcheck "run with highest privileges".
  • "Configure for: Windows 7"
  • Trigger: logon of any user.
  • Actions: my desired .exe.
  • Conditions: nothing checked.
  • Settings: checked on: Allow task to run on demand, Run as soon as possible, and If fails, restart every 1 minute. If running: do not start a new instance.

This works-- on login, i can see the task running in Task Manager.

Problem: i do not see the program's GUI or Notification Area icon.

Other Task Scheduler settings i've tried will not start the program. Eg, under "use the following user account", select "Users" or the specific non-admin user for whom the program should run, and pick "Run with highest privileges". Does not work-- the program does not start on logon.

How to show the program's GUI and Notification Area icon?


My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Notification Icon and GUI Missing for Scheduled Admin Task

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Notification Area Icon: Windows Update missing
On one of the laptops the Windows Update icon is missing in 'Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons'. Windows Update is actually working but I am not getting this prompt in the bottom right taskbar area. Could this be anything to do with registry settings or a missing...
Windows Updates & Activation
Missing notification area icon
For some unusual reason, the network icon has disappeared in the notification area by the clock. I have tried rebooting. Once it reappeared and then I noticed later it was gone again. I have tried going to the customization list and the name is there but not the icon. This may sound petty to some...
Network & Sharing
Zoom icon in Notification Area missing
I used to have a zoom icon in the Notification Area with IE9. It has vanished. The Zoom facility is still available in the page menu but I would like the icon down on the taskbar, any thoughts please?
Browsers & Mail
icon missing notification continues to print
I am running Windows 7. I have lost an icon on my taskbar. Doesn't seem to impact my computer operations. Therefore, I don't care. BUT, everytime I use my printer, I get a two-line printed message telling me I am missing an icon. How can I stop the message from printing?
General Discussion
Task Manager Icon in Windows Notification Area List
If Task Manager is not running and I go to the Notification Area Icons List, there is a listing at the bottom for Windows Task Manager. If I try to use the option Show Icon and Notifications, I get the error message that the Icon is Currently not Active. I have tried to reset the Notification...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38.
Twitter Facebook Google+