How to get Task Scheduler to run BAT correctly

Hello,

I have a scheduled task to run a BAT file that is suppose to delete some files at 9:00 PM daily.  The OS is Windows Server 2012.  The task starts and runs with the account that the task is using.  I have logged into the server with a different account and scheduled a time for it to start and it starts and the BAT deletes the files.  So, all is good. However, when no one is logged into the server and when 9:00 PM comes around the task starts, but the del command in the BAT fails to delete the files.  I have set the task to "Run with highest privileges"  and run whether user is logged on or not.  But, the del command does not remove the files.   Here is the del command:

del \\server\d$\SQL-Backups\*.bak /f /q

Any ideas on what could be going on?

Thanks
PBITAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
You need to explicitly give the user account that is set to run the task full control file permissions to the folder containing the batch file, as well as the batch file itself.  For some reason, user group membership does not propagate unless the user is logged in.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
it_saigeDeveloperCommented:
Also ensure that the user is given the permission; "Log on as a batch job" in the Local Computer Policy -> Security Settings -> User Rights Assignment.

-saige-
0
PBITAuthor Commented:
Ok I will check both of these things.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2012

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.