Windows 10: What Could Be Disabling Batch Files Scheduled in Task Scheduler?

Discus and support What Could Be Disabling Batch Files Scheduled in Task Scheduler? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm using Win10 Pro 2004. I go to Win-R > taskschd.msc > Task Scheduler Library. I see a number of batch files that I have scheduled to run at various... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by raywood, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. raywood Win User

    What Could Be Disabling Batch Files Scheduled in Task Scheduler?


    I'm using Win10 Pro 2004. I go to Win-R > taskschd.msc > Task Scheduler Library. I see a number of batch files that I have scheduled to run at various times. I see that today, like yesterday, their status is Disabled. Yesterday, when I saw that, I right-clicked > Enable. But apparently that was turned off by day's end: I see that some of them, set to run daily, last ran three days ago.

    I thought I had an inkling that Avast might be the culprit. But that suspicion has met so far with disbelief. Any ideas what else could be responsible, or how I could figure it out? My searches have been ineffectual; it seems this is not happening worldwide at the moment.

    :)
     
    raywood, Jan 12, 2021
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  2. jgunning Win User

    Task Scheduler Batch file

    Hi all,

    Looking for some help.Im creating a batch file to run for different users to add a scheduled task. HOWEVER - the whole thing works great and has done for some time.But after i run the batch file on each machine (different users) i have to go into the security options and change the user the task runs in to the unique user of that machine. Is there a way to use the batch file to pull the account name of the machine (or computer name) and use that as the user the task runs in?


    Thanks =)
     
    jgunning, Jan 12, 2021
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  3. Tryx3 Win User
    Tryx3, Jan 12, 2021
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  4. raywood Win User

    What Could Be Disabling Batch Files Scheduled in Task Scheduler?

    Start Batch File Minimized via Task Scheduler

    I have a batch file scheduled to run in Task Scheduler in Windows 10. The batch file runs on schedule, but it opens a full CMD window. I have tried entering variations on start /min in the Task Scheduler properties, but these seem to have no effect.

    The particular batch file opens and then pauses at a PAUSE statement, waiting for user response. I want it to start minimized partly because, when it opens to a full CMD window, it captures keystrokes, if I happen to be typing. In that case, the newly opened batch file blows past the pause and proceeds with its next steps. I don't want that to happen.

    Possibly I am using the wrong term. When I say "minimized," I mean that the batch file will be visible as an item on the taskbar, but its window will not open up onscreen. To access the batch file, I will have to coolswitch to it or click on its taskbar icon.

    So the question is, how can I start this batch file minimized, in the sense that it will open as a taskbar icon but not as a full CMD window?
     
    raywood, Jan 12, 2021
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