Batch file problems -- Please Help!!
Posted on 2006-06-16
Okay - I am stumped. I am running XP Pro on two machines on a simple network behind a router. Machine one runs a backup through the Windows Task Scheduler which points to a batch file. The batch file does two things - it backs up a MSDE database and then copies that backup to machine two. Win firewalls are off on both machines, guest account is on, no other firewalls/antivirus software are installed. Machine two's C is shared with full permissions, it is also mapped to machine one as Drive T. The Scheduled Task has the appropriate admin username and password.
Okay here is the funny part. When I run the batch file off the root of the C manually the process runs perfectly. Also when I copy and paste the backup file from machine one's C drive to the mapped drive the file copies across the network fine. When I go through My Network Places I can copy and paste as well. When I let the Scheduled task run the batch file the backup is made fine but it is never copied to machine two. It's got me stumped. I have performed this automated task on probably 30 other machines on other networks but this one just won't work for me. - What could I be missing or what am I doing wrong????
Thanks in Advance,