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How to use SCHTASKS in DOS to run a task when user is not logged on

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I have successfully created a task in DOS to run in the Windows Server 2008 Task Scheduler, using the DOS SCHTASKS command and syntax.

The task runs successfully, but only if I as Administrator am logged in.

If I am not logged in, the task does not run.  Even if I go into Task Scheduler and tell the task to run at the scheduled time whether I am logged in or not, the task does not run.

My guess is that once the task is created in DOS, you cannot edit it in the Task Scheduler without breaking it.

Is there a syntax in DOS that will, upon creating the task, allow the task to run whether the user is logged in or not?
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by:jfer0x01
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Hi, Im pretty sure that if your task is a .bat file, the scheduler should have no problem executing

But, make sure to place your user and password on the task scheduler object while making the task

I think, as you are finishing the scheduler wizard, near the end should be an option for "Run As" and place your loggin credentials, this option is also found in the Tasks Screen

Have you tried this?

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any advancements?
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Here's the scoop.  This cannot be done in Windows Server 2008, since 2008 will not interact with the desktop.
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Here's the scoop.  This cannot be done in Windows Server 2008, since 2008 will not interact with the desktop.
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Ok,

does your user have "Log on as batch jobs" rights?

Does the user have a security entry inside the .bat file in question, for both NTFS and share permissions if necessary?

Is the .bat file in a public folder or a folder readable to the user account?

Did you place Win2003 Compatibility on the Task?

Did you check "Run whether user is logged in or not in the task"?

I did all these things, and it works

What do you mean by interact with Desktop? In what sense?

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