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Running a Execl macro from vbs via scheduled tasks leaves EXCEL.EXE process running and Excel file as read only.

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I created a vbs script to open a Excel file which runs a macro and updates the sheets. The vbs script runs fine if you just run it. The Excel file opens the macro runs and the file gets updated and closes. The problem I am encountering is when I run the vbs file from Scheduled Tasks it opens the file, updates the
sheet but it leaves the process EXCEL.EXE running and if you try to open the file it can only open as read only. I have tried putting in a sleep thinking a delay would hlep, and I have looked at user/file permissions. I am using Excel 2000, Access 2000(used in the macro), on a Windows 2003 server.
strFile = "C:\Documents and Settings\srv1admin\My Documents\Sales Reports LonRon\Total pairs by category and brands.xls"
Set objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
Set objWorkbook = objExcel.Workbooks.Open _
	("C:\Documents and Settings\srv1admin\My Documents\Sales Reports LonRon\Total pairs by category and brands.xls")
objExcel.Visible = True
'Test save and close below
objExcel.DisplayAlerts = False
objExcel.ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs strFile
objExcel.DisplayAlerts = False
objExcel.DisplayAlerts = False
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