NtBackup will not run when computer is locked.
Posted on 2006-11-15
I have a mega problem in where i have a Windows 2003 SBS server and i am running ntbackup every night via a scheduled task from a batrch file.
When i am not on this machine i lock the computer at all times.
when i go on to check the backup in the morning i find that the backup did not run and there is a dos screen showing with the ntbackup script in it and the ntbackup.exe process running in the background.
1) If i stay right click the task and select run, while i am logged onto the pc the backup starts and works fine.!!!
2) If i set the scehduled task to start about 2 minutes ahead of now and wait while looking at the screen, the backup starts fine !!!
so, i thought it was because you needed to be logged on...
i leave the computer un locked over night hopefull that the backup will run and
the same happens with the dos screen showing and the process running....
its like it knows im watching or something and will only start when i am watching the screen, ( sounds stupid but it works every time in this situation)
This computer is in a remote location and i use VNC to access it over a VPN.
I really hope you can help me, many thanks