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wscript.Run does not work in a scheduled environment

Posted on 2006-03-22
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Last Modified: 2010-04-07

I wrote a vbscript that works when called from the command line - that is:
cscript c:\MyScript.vbs

But does not work when called from a scheduler; where it is executing under an ID that does not have access to the console.  (In fact - the machine is logged off.)

My code is:

     Dim Shell
     Dim Command
     set Shell = WScript.createobject("wscript.shell")
     Command = "c:\sqldata\mssql\scripts\wget -q " & SourceFile & " -O " & TargetFile
     ReturnCode = Shell.run(Command, 0, TRUE)
     If ReturnCode > 0 Then
     End If    

The return code I am getting from shell.run is 1.

How can I do a shell command to run a task completely in the background?

Question by:jflanner
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Expert Comment

ID: 16264864
Try using the administrator as the user to run the task. I believe it is an issue with the permission.
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gecko_au2003 earned 2000 total points
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Author Comment

ID: 16273780
Thanks.  That did the trick.
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Expert Comment

ID: 16274140
np let me know how it goes :)

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