Server 2012 On Event Task not running

I have a brand new server running Windows server 2012 that I am attempting to set up backup email alerts. I have successfully set this up on other servers running 2008 and 2012. With this server, I cannot get it to trigger the task. I have created the task to watch for event ID 4 with the appropriate source on both the main event viewer and the Microsoft > Windows > backup> Operational logs. The task itself and the email script run properly if I right click and choose run. The Task scheduler simply shows the last time I chose to manually run as the last run date. No failure messages listed. The user account used to run the ask does have the log on as batch privilege. I have both created it from scratch, exported/imported from the working server, and tried creating the task via right click in the event viewer. Is there anything I am missing?
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Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Presumably the task is enabled?
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NMTSupportAuthor Commented:
Sorry, yes the task is enabled.
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Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Is it set to run only when a particular user is logged on?
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NMTSupportAuthor Commented:
It is set to run whether the user is logged on or not.
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Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
How about trying to create a brand new trigger on a test event that you can write on demand, and see if you can get that working, e.g. you can use eventcreate.exe (built-in):
eventcreate /l Application /t Information /so TestApp /ID 1000 /D "Some event message text"

Seems a bit strange, I've never had these triggers not work... except when I was trying to capture events that were too close to the startup or shutdown of the machine.
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Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
If you create a test event with eventcreate you can then right-click it in event viewer and choose "attach task to this event..." (which is probably how you're doing it anyway - just checking!)
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NMTSupportAuthor Commented:
That's one of the ways I have set it up. I will try this the next time I am back at my desk and able to. Thank you!
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NMTSupportAuthor Commented:
We've had two server meltdowns... sorry for the long delay, I have not forgotten about this. Thank you!
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NMTSupportAuthor Commented:
I have created the test task and ran the command and it triggered the program that sent an email successfully. However, the task is still not running on the backup event using the same 'action' exe and arguments as the test task created. Thank you for your assistance!

Edit: I went to go delete the Test Task and I cannot find it. I have looked through the entire task schedule tree and the event is no where to be found. It still runs though...
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Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Just check that your Task Scheduler GUI is pointing at the local machine, should say "Task Scheduler (Local" at the top of the tree pane on the left...!

You should find event tasks in the "Event Viewer Tasks" folder directly under "Task Scheduler Library".

There must be something wrong with your backup task, or the backup software (or something else) is in some way interfering with the triggering of it, because we've proved that a task can be triggered from an event successfully.
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NMTSupportAuthor Commented:
Which is why I am stumped. The backup software is the built in Windows Backup task. I might look at trying to get this notification some other way. Thanks for your help though!
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