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The name of my executable file is "Auto PrintQueue.EXE"
(This program opens  MS Word Application and does Mailmerge for different documents & prints it to the printer and closes all the documents and ultimately closes Word application)
This program runs great if run it manually.
If I schedule the task to run in SQL server, the program execution starts but never closes MS word application and prints the results.
Any help is appreciated

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Open application with autoprintqueue.exe but inside Word create an autoexec macro to do the rest including closing Word.
You can run any application that supports autoexec macros/batches just using xp_cmdshell extended stored procedure.
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