Robocopy Script Failing to Luanch

Posted on 2012-09-14
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Last Modified: 2012-09-21
I scheduled this script to run every 2 hours using Task Scheduler in W2K8:

robocopy "C:\Compunet" "s:\drop" /mov /V /NP /R:10 /W:30

I am receiving an error indicating that an instance of the script is already running. I copied the following from the error log within Task Scheduler.  Is the script flawed?

Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler/Operational
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
Date:          9/14/2012 1:00:12 PM
Event ID:      101
Task Category: Task Start Failed
Level:         Error
Keywords:      (1)
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      xxxxxx.lipomxxd.lipoprofile.com
Task Scheduler failed to start "\CompuNetResults" task for user "LIPOMED\administrator". Additional Data: Error Value: 2147750687.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler" Guid="{DE7B24EA-73C8-4A09-985D-5BDADCFA9017}" />
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-09-14T17:00:12.054743800Z" />
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="972" ThreadID="504" />
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
  <EventData Name="TaskStartFailedEvent">
    <Data Name="TaskName">\CompuNetResults</Data>
    <Data Name="UserContext">LIPOMED\xxxxxx</Data>
    <Data Name="ResultCode">2147750687</Data>
Question by:lipotech
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Expert Comment

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Is s:\drop a network location / mapped drive? Use \\servername\whatever path\drop instead.

Chris B

Author Comment

ID: 38405568
Why would the path name cause Task Scheduler to Fail?  As stated in my problem description, Task Scheduler indicates that the "script intsance is already running". I can change the path name, but I am not sure why this would be a problem.
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Accepted Solution

burrcm earned 1140 total points
ID: 38407701
Task scheduler will generally not run a script using a mapped drive. Try it ...

Chris B

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