Task Scheduler error code 5 with .bat

Posted on 2013-11-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-28
Hello, I created a Task to execute a batch file and I get en error code 5 after the execution.
I have a WS2008 R2 64 bits
When I just clic on the batch file, it execute fine, but when I program a task it doesn't execute.
Here is the batch :

@echo off
htmltools.exe -webkit "" E:\docv8\lad\SKIPLAN\multi\Sybelles.pdf

Here is the Result from the event log in XML :

Nom du journal :Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler/Operational
Source :       Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
Date :         26/11/2013 18:49:26
ID de l’événement :201
Catégorie de la tâche :Action terminée
Niveau :       Information
Mots clés :    
Utilisateur :  MMP\rexrotary
Ordinateur :   SRVBUCO3.mmp.local
Description :
Le Planificateur de tâches a terminé la tâche « \HTMLTOOLS », instance « {c2cd0bd3-0612-4c49-9981-132d56883394} », action « C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\cmd.exe » avec le code de retour 5.
XML de l’événement :
<Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler" Guid="{DE7B24EA-73C8-4A09-985D-5BDADCFA9017}" />
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-11-26T17:49:26.799517500Z" />
    <Correlation ActivityID="{C2CD0BD3-0612-4C49-9981-132D56883394}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="5292" ThreadID="4076" />
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-2231089222-1738138904-3927364064-1837" />
  <EventData Name="ActionSuccess">
    <Data Name="TaskName">\HTMLTOOLS</Data>
    <Data Name="TaskInstanceId">{C2CD0BD3-0612-4C49-9981-132D56883394}</Data>
    <Data Name="ActionName">C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\cmd.exe</Data>
    <Data Name="ResultCode">5</Data>

Could you help me, I searched for all day but I couldn't fix it
Question by:mdmmp
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Expert Comment

ID: 39679539
change the action of the task to the the path of the batch file as in the image below instead of cmd.exe (looks like it has been blocked for security purposes)


Author Comment

ID: 39680021
Hello,I tried this, but the task never end.
ImageThe lines are :
Program : C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\cmd
Arguments : htmltools.exe -webkit "" E:\docv8\lad\SKIPLAN\multi\Sybelles.pdf exit
Start in  : E:\HTMLTOOLS\

I also tried this :
ImageBut there is still the same error

Here is the rest of the task :
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Expert Comment

ID: 39680024
are the arguments : htmltools.EXE or htmltools.CMD ?
is that incorrect?

Author Comment

ID: 39680078
the executable of the application is htmltools.exe
and my .bat file is htmltools.cmd

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Expert Comment

ID: 39680382
is e: a local or shared?

try having a look in the event log for any logs relating to the scheduled task

Author Comment

ID: 39680522
E: is a local hard drive
I attached the log files in csv format and txt format
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Expert Comment

ID: 39680792
try creating the task with

program: E:\HTMLTOOLS\htmltools.exe

arguments: -webkit "" E:\docv8\lad\SKIPLAN\multi\Sybelles.pdf

program: E:\HTMLTOOLS\

Author Comment

ID: 39681440
I have still the same error, here are the screenshot and the Csv file
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Accepted Solution

brendanmeyer earned 500 total points
ID: 39682580
try, setting it to run only when the user is logged on , log on as that user. and run the task, check if it works

if its still the batch file,
put pause instead of exit so you and see the output

other than that, i am running out of things that it could be

Author Comment

ID: 39683238
It works with the user login
And when it open the DOS Windows, I could see that the product is not registered for this user !
So I have toregister the htmltools.exe for the user I run the task on.
Tanks for help, I could fin out what was going on

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39683239
It help me to fin what the problem was
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ID: 39683309
Glad I could have been some help

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