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Scheduled task not running on 2008 server

Posted on 2013-11-18
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I have a powershell script I'm trying to schedule.
I can kick it off manually, but it's not completing if I launch it from Task Scheduler (nor wait for it).
History shows it's running, but I even dropped a line at the start to kick out a test file, and it's not appearing.
Since I'm not getting any errors, I'm not sure where to start, but I've created the task as I've found it outlined elsewhere...
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by:Joseph Daly
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In the options for the scheduled taks under actions it should read.

Start a Program

Program/Script
C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe

Parameters
c:\location\powershell.ps1

Is this how you have it configured?
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by:sirbounty
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Have tried it that way, as well as with the -file parameter preceeding the script
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by:Joseph Daly
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Can you post the script?
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by:Subsun
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If the script is working when you run it from PowerShell console then add the following line as the first line of script and run it from schedule teask.. once it's complete check the c:\temp\log.txt for error details..

start-transcript -path c:\temp\log.txt
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by:sirbounty
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xxdcmast - I can wipe out the entire script, leaving
'test' |out-file 'c:\temp\temp.txt'
and it doesn't work...

Subsun - the file isn't produced.
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That's strange or probably script is not running at all..  I would check if the account which you use to run script on task scheduler have proper permission to run the task. Second Try to run task with "Run with highest privileges" checked..
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by:sirbounty
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Run with highest is already checked.
Narrowing it down a bit, scheduling a simple cmd style dir listing redirect doesn't produce output either under that account.
What permissions are needed to run a task?
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by:Subsun
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I think logon as a batch job will do.. or just add the account to local admin group and test.. What does the schedule task history says?

Here is a reference for creating schedule task for Powershell script..
http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2012/08/11/weekend-scripter-use-the-windows-task-scheduler-to-run-a-windows-powershell-script.aspx
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by:Subsun
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Also check the PowerShell Execution Policy using command Get-ExecutionPolicy
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by:sirbounty
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Account belongs to a group providing Logon as a batch and locally...so I'm stumped.

The 'test' job shows

Task Scheduler failed to start "\test" task for user "****\******". Additional Data: Error Value: 2147943645.

(I do not have 'start in' values entered, so the 'remove quotes' solution won't work here)
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by:sirbounty
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Sometimes just asking the question will lead you to the answer...had a brain slip ;^)
I was using that account to access a local folder and the perms are set at the share level, so I just had to access it via a unc and it appears to be working.
Thanks for the help!
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