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I'm trying to automate a VB6 program using SQL7's job Scheduler. The problem is that the Scheduler keeps saying executing job but it doesn't really run the vb6 app
What am I doing wrong ?


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by:SQL_Stu
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Have you made sure that you are running the app on the server?

Whenever you run a job in the scheduler, all commands are run on the server, not on the machine you start the job from.  Therefore, if your app is called XXX.EXE and it is located on your local machine, the server won't be able to run the app.
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by:ddalebout
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The app is on the server and I want it to execute on the server. It runs from the server's D drive
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by:SQL_Stu
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Are you absolutely sure that the app isn't running?  How do you know?

Does the SQL account that is running the server have NT security to the app location?
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The app is on the server and I want it to execute on the server. It runs from the server's D drive
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by:ddalebout
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Yes the apps is not running -checked in task manager-
Yes it does have access to the directory. If I run the app in a dos box on the server it works
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Have you checked the job history to see what was recorded after it ran?

Also, are you aware that to run a DOS app, you must use 8-character file names?  (ie. C:\Program Files becomes C:\Progra~1)

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Yes the apps is not running -checked in task manager-
Yes it does have access to the directory. If I run the app in a dos box on the server it works
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Yes , Scheduler says the job is executing and keeps saying thatuntil I cancel the job after 3 hours ( it should take 3 minutes)thus all I can see in job history is a cancelled job
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