Windows 10: Task Scheduler doesn't run script

Discus and support Task Scheduler doesn't run script in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hey Microsoft Community, I'm trying to create a task in Task Scheduler that runs a specific script. The issue is that when the task runs (whether I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by S-278, Nov 9, 2018.

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    Task Scheduler doesn't run script


    Hey Microsoft Community,


    I'm trying to create a task in Task Scheduler that runs a specific script. The issue is that when the task runs (whether I do it manually or if it's scheduled), the script doesn't actually get executed. I know that the script works, and I have tried using both .EXE and .BAT scripts. I have set the task to run whether I'm logged in or not, using Highest Privileges, from my Administrator account; I have Full Access to the script file and the directory it's in; I have tried putting the directory it's in into the "Start in" field; I have tried opening Task Scheduler as an Administrator. Every time the task runs successfully, but the thing my script is supposed to do isn't done, from which I am inferring that the script doesn't get executed. The script isn't using any network connections. It's also not being blocked by my antivirus, I checked by temporarily turning it off.


    System info:

    Windows 10 x64 version 1803


    Thanks in advance!

    :)
     
    S-278, Nov 9, 2018
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  2. Window's Task Scheduler Not Running

    Hi,

    To assist you better, kindly provide us more details by answering the following questions:

    • Have you tried recreating the task? If so, are you getting the same issue?
    • Have you tried creating a new task?
    Meanwhile, we suggest that you ensure that the Task Scheduler is running. You can verify if the service is running by following these steps:

    • Press Windows key + R on your keyboard.
    • Type services.msc and hit Enter.
    • Under Services (Local), make sure that the Task Scheduler service's status is
      Started or Enabled.
    Should you need further assistance, feel free to get back to us.
     
    Monica Cam, Nov 9, 2018
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  3. Running a VB Script File Using Windows 10 Task Scheduler

    Please post your current version of the script.

    Note also that I'll be off the air for a whole week, starting this coming Sunday evening. With your response cycle of one reply per day, you are unlikely to solve your problem anytime soon. This is aggravated by you consistenly posting insufficient information
    (e.g. repeatedly not posting your script, not posting numbers of problem lines, taking numerous attempts to post the exported xml file etc. etc.). You need to remember that respondents cannot see your screen.

    Lastly - you are trying to use the Task Scheduler to launch a script to open an Excel file to launch a macro. This is an extremely ambitious task. It is also not a good way to do things. A script can do everything that a macro can, and more, but more simply.
    Forget about the macro. Here are the steps you should take:

    • Get my script going in the foreground.
    • Get it going while scheduled.
    • Write a script that opens an Excel file.
    • Run it in the foreground.
    • Run it in the background.
    • Expand it to manipulate the spreadsheet.
    • Run it in the foreground
    • Run it in the background.
     
    Frederik Long, Nov 9, 2018
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  4. Task Scheduler doesn't run script

    Running a VB Script File Using Windows 10 Task Scheduler

    You can invoke VB scripts through the Task Scheduler, same as batch files or .exe files. What problem do you actually have? What is the script you run? Is it supposed to be interactive?

    There is little difference between cscript.exe and wscript.exe. When you run cscript.exe you will open a black Command Processor window (cmd.exe). With wscript.exe you won't. Furthermore, the instruction wscript.echo will do different things:

    • Under cscript.exe: Write a line of text in the Command Processor window.
    • Under wscript.exe: Generate message box.
    This difference is important for scripts being invoked by the Task Scheduler.
     
    Frederik Long, Nov 9, 2018
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