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How do I get a scheduled task not to pop up the command window

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I am attempting to create a batch file that creates a scheduled task that runs every fifteen minutes.  It creates the task but every fifteen minutes it prompts a cmd window.  How do I get rid the task to run in the background?
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You can make the task scheduler run a shortcut to the batch file and then configure the shortcut to run minimized or the other option is to have a vbs script execute it silently:

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
runThis=WshShell.RUN("c:\mybatch.bat", 0, True)
Set WshShell = Nothing

Then have the task scheduler execute the runthis.vbs file
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I have add the vbs file.  Now it says 0x1.
My batfile looks like this
schtasks.exe /create /tn "DB Maintenance Task" /xml "%dbHome%\data\db\Scripts\DBMaintenanceTask.xml" /RU "NT AUTHORITY\NETWORKSERVICE"



I verified the following:
Check Service settings :
•Open Control Panel, > Administrative Tools > Click Computer Management > Expand Services and Applications > Services.
•Right-click Task Scheduler service > Properties.
•The startup type must be automatic
•The service status must be Started
•Goto Log On tab, select local system account
•Click OK and quit everything
•Reboot the computer and check....
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by:daOracle
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Awesome!  Thank you very much for you help.  I had to make the following changes to the vbscript.

Switch the network service to SYSTEM
updated the vbscript to get environment variable.
option explicit

DIM WshShell
DIM WsSystemEnv

DIM dbScrLoc

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")


Set WsSystemEnv= WshShell.Environment("PROCESS")
dbScrLoc="""" & wsSystemEnv("<environment_variable name") + "data\db\Scripts\AMDWSDBMaintenance.bat" & """"
WshShell.run dbScrLoc, 0
Set WshShell = Nothing
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