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I know this question has been asked and answered.  When I followed the directions
"start /high msaccess" the Task Manager still shows the program priority as normal.

I am using XP Professional.  Any suggestions?
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Question by:John Kincaid
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by:John Kincaid
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I saw a variation of that one and saw the same results.  I used the one you referred and again the application and .mdb opens but the priority displayed in the Task Manager still shows "Normal" priority.
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by:Donald Stewart
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That's strange, cause every app I test it on and then go to taskmgr right click on process and try to change priority(to check) it's changed
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by:John Kincaid
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This is the line I have in the shortcut target.

c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe /c "Start/High MSAccess.exe C:\XA\NewBoxXA1.0904d.mdb"
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by:John Kincaid
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I am able to manually chagne the priority as you describe but the command line is not changing it.
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by:John Kincaid
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Furthermore I just ran c:\>start /high msaccess from the command prompt and the Task manager still shows the priority is Normal.  The same results from 2 other PCs.
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by:Donald Stewart
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Ok, figured it out
 This works
 
cmd /c start "runhigh" /high "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\MSACCESS.EXE"
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by:Donald Stewart
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So fro you it would be:
cmd /c start "runhigh" /high "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\MSACCESS.EXE"  "C:\XA\NewBoxXA1.0904d.mdb"
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by:John Kincaid
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How do you deal with the spaces in the path.  I assume that is the problem now. I keep getting the message "The system cannot find the file C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\MSACCESS.EXE
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by:Donald Stewart
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make sure that this is the path to msaccess.exe on your system, spaces in the path are taken care of by putting quotes around.
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by:Donald Stewart
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did you try the whole line I gave above including the quotes?
.....MSACCESS.EXE"   "C:\XA\NewBoxXA1.0904d.mdb"<<<<note the space
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by:John Kincaid
ID: 24434699
This is copied from the shortcut.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /c start "runhigh" /high "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\MSACCESS.EXE"  "C:\XA\NewBoxXA1.0904d.mdb"
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by:John Kincaid
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Sorry I didnt read your earlier comment about the spaces inside the quotes.  As to the path, MSACCESS.EXE is actually in the Office11 and when I just now changed that, all seems to be working as it should.  

Thanks for the help!
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by:Donald Stewart
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Was just gonna mention that, as I am running office 2007, and you must be at 2003
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by:John Kincaid
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That is correct and we are testing this further.  Thanks again.

FYI:  This application is a large stand alone program used by Fire Department dispatchers to look up addresses and assign equipment during periods when the CAD "Compter Assisted Dispatch" System is out of service.  The application was performing slowly during a recent event and we think another application resident on the PCs was hogging resources.

Anyway, thanks again.
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You're welcome, be sure to close out the question
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