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Using Task Scheduler to Open a VB Scrpit that opens a progam, and does a couple commands

Posted on 2011-02-21
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Hello, I need help. I can run my VB Script while on the server and it performs. Just when i am trying to do it as a scheduled task it does not work. I have tried to create a batch file to put in Task Scheduler to run the script and no luck. Below is my vb script.

Set WSHshell=CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
'open docstar client
WSHShell.Run "C:\docstar\dsclient.exe"
wscript.sleep (5000)
WSHShell.sendkeys "{enter}"
'This enters the username to login
WSHShell.sendkeys "username"
WSHShell.sendkeys "{enter}"
'This enters the Pasword to login
WSHShell.sendkeys "password"
WSHShell.sendkeys "{enter}"
wscript.sleep (5000)
'The rest below selects docs to file and auto files them
WSHShell.sendkeys "^f"
wscript.sleep (5000)
WSHShell.sendkeys "^a"
wscript.sleep (5000)
WSHShell.sendkeys "%f"
WSHShell.sendkeys "a"
wscript.sleep (5000)
WSHShell.sendkeys "{enter}"
wscript.sleep (5000)
WSHShell.sendkeys "{enter}"
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by:Psy053
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If the Task was scheduled to occur during an Interactive Logon, it should work fine.

However, if the Task is scheduled to occur when there is no Interactive Logon,  it will fail, due to the use of the SendKeys method.

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I tried that and it did not work. I would run the task while being logged into the account that it is authenticating with. The only way the script would run is if i manually invoke (click) the script. Does anyone have a way that may be different than what i have done to get the same result?
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What is happening when the scheduled task runs? Is anything happening?
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Nothing happens if i am lgged in or not.

Thanks for the help Psy053.

I after contacting or software vendor we found a way for the program to do what i wanted to script.

Thans Agian
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Had to contact our software vendor. they helped us thru the process in there programming to do what i wanted with the script
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