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Windows 7 work station unable to run Scheduled Tasks.

Posted on 2013-06-14
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We are trying to implement a relay service on a basic windows 7 machine.  The only thing the computer has is Windows and Crosstech (asset management & remote control software).  We set up a basic task to run a service, everynight at 6:30, when the computer is logged-off.  As far as we can see, everything on the task is set-up correctly, but the service is not running & there is no history log being created for running the service - so obvioulsy we are missing a setting.  Any help here???  Does anyone know if Crosstech can interupt a task?  the work station is not in a domain and the window's firewall has been disabled.  The settings to run while the machine is logged-off have also been selected.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  we're just scratching our heads...
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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what context is the task running in? System? try using a batch file that will provide you with some logging capabilities
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by:Davis McCarn
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Windows 7 Task Scheduler history is disabled by default.  In the actions pane you need to click Enable All Tasks History to turn it on.
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I ended up having to move the machine to a physical box. Running in VMWARE the machine would stop all services in the event of a logoff. Running on a physical box seemed to solve the issue. Not sure why VMWARE was acting in this manner but it appears to be resolved now.
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Solved issue with alternative solution
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Glad your new solution works. BTW you didn't mention that it was running in a Vmware virtual machine
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