windows 7 task schedule
Posted on 2014-12-31
Is there a trick to getting win7 to schedule AND run a task? I created a simply Batch file that I would like to run each night at around 10pm. To test, I setup a task in the task scheduler, and have it set to run daily at about 5 mintes from when I created the task. It complained that I need to be a part of the batch job rights group. So I opened secpol.msc, went to Local Policies, User Rights Assignment, and added my account to "Log on as a batch job".
Now it doesn't complain when I schedule the task, and even looks like it runs because I go to the properties of the task, and look at the history tab
It just has a lot information events, one of them, in the task category column has, "Task Started". Then above that, "Action started" and in the general tab it has "task scheduler launched action "C:\test\test.bat" in instance ... which is my test batch file. I know it doesn't work because this batch just copies a file from one local location to a network share, but the file isn't there when I look in the folder on the share.
I know the batch file works because I run it manually and it works fine.
So, any ideas what I am missing.