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I have a powershell script that I am trying to run from task scheduler. The script looks in the ou "domain user accounts" for the extensionAttribute1 value and then exports the list to a csv. The script works fine when executed from powershell but when running it from task scheduler it never finishes running. The exported csv is created however.

Here is the script-
add-pssnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.E2010

$OU='OU=domain user accounts,DC=domain,DC=local'
$ext14='mf7_6'
Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit $OU|
Where {($_.customAttribute1 -eq $ext14)} | export-csv c:\userstest.txt

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The task is running as domain\administrator with highest privileges.
It is set to run powershell with the arguments-
-ExecutionPolicy Bypass c:\scripts\exportOWA.ps1

Thanks in advance.
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by:Qlemo
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Make sure you manually refresh the Task Scheduler display. It does often not reflect the actual state of tasks.
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by:rawales2
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Thanks, but I have been manually refreshing.
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by:Qlemo
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Don't see any reason for that, so you'll need to check several things. I'll assume you are running the task on the same machine as you have run the script manually.

Run the task with your own account, and by adding -NoExit as first switch  - if the script runs and finishs, you should have a powershell prompt now without errors. Close it, and rollback the changes made.

Add another command creating a file to the script, like  dir | export-csv c:\dir.txt, and see if that file is created too.
Is the PowerShell process visible in Task Manager after the task should have finished?

Did you check the task's log?
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by:rawales2
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ok. when I add the no exit argument it just brings up powershell with a prompt... I've also tried -NoExit -command ". 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\bin\RemoteExchange.ps1'; Connect-ExchangeServer -auto; c:\Scripts\exportOWAps1"

This loads the exchange tools and connects to my exchange server but then just sits..
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ok. Changed the arguments to
-NoExit -command ". 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\bin\RemoteExchange.ps1'; Connect-ExchangeServer -auto; .  c:\Scripts\exportOWA.ps1"

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and it's working now. Apparently you need to connect to the exchange server first even though it's being run on the exchange server. Makes sense.
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by:Qlemo
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The script is not expected to provide any feedback, so an empty box is ok.
Did you run as your user or as admin?
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by:rawales2
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yes. it's all good.
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by:rawales2
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Given credit to you for the -NoExit - that was really helpful.
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