I'm having trouble with a scheduled task I created on a Windows 2003 server machine. The task is supposed to launch and executable file from a third party software vendor. However the task just sits in the 'running' state and does not run. When I set the task up I created a dedicated service account for it with domain admin rights and this account has full access to the executable file.
I contacted the software vendor who say that the user has to be logged in for this to work. After loggin in as the service account it does work but I thought the whole point of scheduled tasks was that you could allow it to call the user account at the time it needed to run - not having to be contantly logged in? Does anyone know more about this?