troubleshooting Question

Vista Task Scheduler Not Working Properly

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ProgrammingWindows BatchWindows Vista
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A few of my users have recently switched from XP to Vista Business and they are having problems with their scheduled tasks.  We went into each persons's PC, went to the task scheduler, and created a couple of scheduled tasks.

The tasks appear to run when they are supposed to, but nothing actually happens (I see nothing run on their screens, and no output files are created from these batch files).  The batch files that are scheduled to run work perfectly if run manually, but the scheduler can't seem to do it.

All of the tasks have a "Last Run Result" of (0x1).  If I look at a task closely and check the history log for it, all of these show at the same second.  

For example, I ran one manually a few minutes ago, and all of these were tagged showing 10:18:01 AM:

10:18:01 AM - Event 110 - Task triggered by user
10:18:01 AM - Event 100 - Task Started
10:18:01 AM - Event 319 - Task Engine received message to start task
10:18:01 AM - Event 200 - Action started
10:18:01 AM - Event 129 - Created Task Process
10:18:01 AM - Event 201 - Action completed
10:18:01 AM - Event 102 - Task completed

As for properties, I have made sure that "Run whether user is logged on or not" is selected, as well as "run with highest privileges".  I have tried running these user a domain administrator (also a local administrator) account as the account to run the tasks with.  I read a suggestion somewhere to change the AT Service Account from "system account" to an administrator user (and put in the proper password), which I did, and still had no luck.

These are pretty basic batch files, and they run great if told to run manually.  Just when task schedules gets it's hands on them - bad things happen.  Well, nothing happens actually.

Any ideas?  Thanks in advance!

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