taskeng.exe opening in a Command Prompt window


  1. Posts : 6,285
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    taskeng.exe opening in a Command Prompt window


    Just now, I was reading posts here when a Command Prompt (black) windows opened, titled taskeng.exe.

    This is the Task Scheduler, right? Why is it opening a Command Prompt window, never did this before. I noticed The Windows update icon is now in the System area of the TaskBar, so I suspect it was Automatic Updates kicking in, but why the black CP window?

    Edit: Good grief, 22 new updates!!!
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  2. Posts : 6,285
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    I just found this in Task Scheduler, triggered to run every night at 9:10PM.

    cmd /c move /Y \\webserver\dell_i\TestFolder\* d:\temp\junk

    It must have been something I setup though I have no memory of doing it. Probably while trying to figure out how to do something for a forum response here or in one of the other forums I work at.

    Disabled it so I think this problem is resolved.
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  3. Posts : 18
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    I had exactly the same problem when task-scheduling a BATch file to do backups, with a Command Prompt window appearing with taskeng.exe in the title and staying until the backup finished.

    Rather than not running the file, I found Hstart (Hidden Start) which solves the problem quite nicely.

    In the Action of the scheduled task, I just needed to change
    D:\BAT\PSTcopy.bat
    to
    <Hstart path>\Hstart64.exe /noconsole D:\BAT\PSTcopy.bat
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    John, this was resolved back in April.

    Also don't understand what Hstart has to do with it. I was not looking for a way to schedule something, but what was causing the taskeng.exe window to open.
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  5. Posts : 18
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       #5

    I just happened to get a taskeng.exe window opening when a scheduled BATch file ran. The function of Hstart is to prevent the taskeng.exe window from opening. It does this!
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  6. Posts : 6,285
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    I see. From the link you provided:
    Hidden Start - Run Applications and Batch Files without a Console Window or UAC Prompt
    Are you associated with them in any way? It costs $19.95 to buy it, it's not free.

    Also, hiding the taskeng.exe window would have prevented me from finding the real cause which was a scheduled task I did not know about.
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  7. Posts : 18
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    No, I'm not associated in any way - I only program BATch files!

    It seems that the command-line utility is free. The GUI appears to be chargeable.
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  8. Posts : 6,285
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    Thanks, looks interesting. I downloaded it and will give it a try soon.
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  9. Posts : 18
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    I found a thread dealing with the question of payment for Hstart - or not! It's a pity that the website itself isn't clearer.
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  10. Posts : 6,285
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    That is very clear. Would be nice to have it so on the web site as you said. Thanks again.
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