Windows 2003 Services Will Not Run Program

I have created a simple VB script that will email me to let me know when a service has stopped on my server. Anyway when I double click this script on my desktop is works perfectly. Yet, when I setip a service on my workstation or server to run this script when the services stops / fails it never sends run the script?

What am I doing wrong???
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compdigit44Asked:
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cascader_grCommented:
I suppose you created a VB Script i.e. my.vbs. On the service manager console, you should define  "%windir%\system32\cscript.exe" as the program and "drive:\path\to\my.vbs" (in double quotes) as the command line parameter. Alternatively, you can point to a bat file which in turn contains:

"%windir%\system32\cscript.exe" "drive:\path\to\my.vbs"

In either case, make sure "SYSTEM" has read access to your script.
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I tried what you suggest and my script still does not send out an email alert when I manually stop the servicse yet it work fine when I double click the script
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cascader_grCommented:
I suggest you verify that system account has permissions to send e-mails (i.e. if you use NTLM authentication in CDO). A log entry in a text file will help you pin-point the problem. Also, I'm not very sure that the event is triggered when you manually stop the service. Try to crash the service (i.e. kill its process with taskkill or task manager) and see if it works. Are there any relevant entries in the System Event Log (under Service Control Manager)?
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compdigit44Author Commented:
You were right.. the service has to be "killed" in order for the script to runn.
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