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XP Task Scheduler

I have a task that runs two programs and several SSIS packages.  As long as I am logged in, they all run fine.  However, when not logged in the two windows programs start and show they finish successfully but they do not process the things they are supposed to.   Have been trying everything I can find on the web.  Even had the Network Admin log is as Administrator to set up the task but they still did not run correctly.  Same thing.  Reported they opened and ran successfully but did not do the processing.  My code to run the programs.

           Dim p As New Process
            p.StartInfo.FileName = "\\computername\foldername\program.exe"
            p.StartInfo.WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Hidden
            p.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = True


            Catch ex As Exception
                ProcessingMessage = ex.Message
                EmailSubject = "Error"
                EmailMessage = "Error during processing. " & ex.Message
                EmailSubject = "Processing Program Exit Code = " & p.ExitCode & " at " & p.ExitTime
                EmailMessage = "Processing  Exit Code = " & p.ExitCode & " at " & p.ExitTime
                ProcessingMessage = "Exit Code = " & p.ExitCode & " at " & p.ExitTime
            End Try

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I never get an error message.  ExitCose is always 0.  Success

Have checked permissions on the databases that are accessed, folders where exe's are stored, etc.  XP does not give the option to 'run with highest privileges'.

Thanks in advance for any help on this.
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I am just stabbing in the dark here but are you able to issue a net use command before you access the file?


net use z: \\machine\share /user:domain\username

That way you can make sure you are authenticating correctly to the share.

Otherwise I would write to a text files at different intervals to see if anything really does run during the task.
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What are programs supposed to do?
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The programs that are called by my program process payments, access databases and  create  files which is stored on the network.  Programs work fine except when I am not logged on.  

I will look into the net use command
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not quite sure what you meant by local system
LocalSystem is the name of system account under which task scheduler runs by default.
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thanks for the help