Scheduled task fails to run
Posted on 2013-05-10
I am trying to create a simple job that will run and wake acomputer from sleep mode to run a backup at a specified time.
To do that I am trying to schedule a simple program to run one minute before the backup is supposed to run.
I have done this before on other machines... and have checked other threads and followed their instructions... but I not getting anywhere.
I am trying this with calc.exe and cmd.exe. Both run fine from start | run menu by simply entering their names.
When I try to setup a scheduled task... they will not run at the scheduled time... and won't even run on demand.
Run whether usr is logged in or not, is checked
Run with highest privileges is checked
Trigger are set to
On a Schedule
Daily with a start day of 5 days ago and the desired time
Recur every 1 days
Actions: Start a program
Only item checked is Wake the computer to run this task
Settings: The following are selected
Allow task to run on demand
Stop the task if it runs longer than 3 days
If the running task does not end when requested, force it to stop
Do not start a new instance
If I set it to run a few minutes from the current time, it shows in history as "action started' but the calculator does not show up on the screen.
If I select the task and select Run... the status in changes to running... but the calculator does not show up. I can end the task, and status changes back to Ready.
Totally baffled. This is not a hard thing to work with. I have done it before with several machines... but right now, neither of the two machines I am working with are cooperating.
Appreciate any insights.