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Powershell Script scheduled task not working when choosing "run whether user is logged on or not"

Posted on 2011-10-21
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hello everyone,

I'm kinda stuck with trying to run a powershell script through a batch as a scheduled task.

I create the task which runs the following batch file:

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell -NoLogo -NonInteractive -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -File C:\Scripts\DelDesktopIni.ps1

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The powershell file looks like this:
# Get all folders under D:\data and write them into $DataFolder
$DataFolder = Get-ChildItem -Path D:\data | where {$_.psIsContainer -eq $true}

# Set counter $i to 0
$i = 0

#Do-While loop
do {
# Get data from $DataFolder on position $i and write it into $SubDataFolder
$SubDataFolder = $DataFolder[$i]
# Get the desktop.ini files and write the path into $IniFilePath
$IniFilePath = Get-ChildItem -Path D:\data\$SubDataFolder\*.* -Force  -Include desktop.ini

# If the desktop.ini file exists remove it
if ($IniFilePath -ne $null){
# Remove the desktop.ini
Remove-Item $IniFilePath -Force
# Write deleted file into the log file
$IniFilePath | Out-File C:\Scripts\log.txt -Append

# Add +1 to counter $i
# Do-While loop until folders are cleaned,
While($i -le $DataFolder.Count)

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It all works except "Remove-Item". The Log get's generated (which says that there is a desktop.ini file), the task says 0x0 but the desktop.ini file is still there.

Is there a workaround for this problem?
Question by:HPatzen
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Accepted Solution

neothwin earned 2000 total points
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remove -NoProfile and try again


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HPatzen earned 0 total points
ID: 37016919
Thank you for you answer.

I got it working now. Removing -NoProfile didn't do the trick but helped me find the solutions.

All I had to do is changing the Scheduled Task so that it now starts the powershell.exe with just the script as parameter. Nothing else.


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ID: 37049201
Neothwin helped me finding right solution.

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