I am trying to do something very simple - have Outlook 2007 start automatically on my Vista PC at 6:00 AM every morning. I'm running Vista Business connected to a Windows 2003 domain. This used to work with no problem when I was running XP. The task is set up with the following parameters:
Run only when logged on.
Run with highest privileges.
Triggers: Daily; 6:00 AM every day; stop if the task runs for 30 minutes; enabled.
Action: Start a program; Program/script: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE".
Conditions: Wake the computer (although I have the power settings so that the computer never sleeps); network connection: start only if Any connection is available.
Settings: Allow task to run on demand; Run as soon as possible; If the running task doesn't stop, force it; If the task is already running, do not start a new instance.
The task appears to start, but doesn't actually do anything. It stops, as it is set to, after 30 minutes. If I run it manually, it doesn't work unless Outlook is already open. If Outlook is already open, then it opens Outlook again.