Setting a scheduled tasks to run a vbs script

Hi there,

So I'm trying to set a scheduled task with the below in a batch file, when our end users log onto the system..  However its shutting the computer down with out pop up message to click on Yes to shut it down or No to cancel

schtasks /create /sc daily /st 15:05:00 /tn shutdown /tr "cscript c:\shutdown.vbs"

Could someone help me out please.


Option Explicit

Dim objNetwork, strComputer, objWMIService, colOperatingSystems
Dim objOperatingSystem, objShell, intReturn

Const SHUTDOWN = 1
Const POWEROFF = 8

Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
intReturn = objShell.Popup("Click ""Yes"" to shutdown, or ""No"" to prevent shutdown", _
  20, "Shutdown Computer", vbYesNo + vbInformation)

If (intReturn = vbNo) Then
  ' User clicked "No", abort.
End If

Set objNetwork = CreateObject("Wscript.Network")
strComputer = objNetwork.ComputerName

' Shutdown the local computer.
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
  & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate,(Shutdown)}!\\" & _
    strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colOperatingSystems = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
  ("Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem")

For Each objOperatingSystem in colOperatingSystems

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gladminsAuthor Commented:
I should also add if I manually set the scheduled tasks I do get the prompts..
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
You may need to use "AT" with the /Interactive switch

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Hi gladmins,

What user is the scheduled task running as?  If it is SYSTEM then dstewartjr is on the right track.   Scheduled tasks created using schtasks that run as SYSTEM will always run non-interactively, so any prompts will not be displayed.  One solution then is to use AT as dstewartjr advises.

When you run schtasks yourself, using the commandline you posted, they run as the user that set up the task, i.e. you, so you then *would* see all the dialogs.

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