Trying to run a program interactively from a batch file

Running Windows 7 pro on a HP z230 computer

I am trying to get a program to run in batch mode.
The batch file is very simple.
I have attached it as AmibrokerData bat.txt

The batch file runs a vbs file.  I have attached the vbs file as Amibroker_100vbs.txtAmibroker_100vbs.txtAmibrokerData-bat.txt.  This vbs file runs a program called Amibroker.

When I launch the batch file interactively, it runs successfully.
When I schedule the batch file to run, nothing happens.

Amibroker cannot run in the background; it has  to open and display on the screen.
I think the problem is Amibroker cannot run interactively when the batch file is scheduled.

Amibroker requires administrator privileges in order to execute.

What commands could I put into a batch file to allow the vbs script in the batch file to run interactively from a scheduled batch file?
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
Well you can wrap the vbscript with administrative privileges and create an .exe that does the job..the procedure is described here and i can assure you that it works because i had the exact same issue...
Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
In scheduled tasks on the General Tab, under "Security Options" try scheduling the task with a user account that has Administrative privileges rather than using the INTERACTIVE user/group. Also select "Run with highest privileges"  Does that help?
Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
Change the bat to the following, change the timeout and run it with NSSM - the Non-Sucking Service Manager

rem:  ====================== AmibrokerData - export data from Amibroker to CSV file ================

cd \
cd Amibroker_Project

rem:  Cscript Amibroker_100.vbs SP500Param.txt
Call Amibroker_100.vbs SP500Param.txt

timeout 900
Goto Start

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donpickAuthor Commented:
Mr Leniart:
  Thank you for your suggestion.  I tried this and it did not work.

Mr. Tsioumpris:  
  Thank you for the link.  I never have heard of this idea.

Mr. Vemaak:  
  You say to change the timeout.  Change it to what???   Please provide details.  I know nothing about the Non Sucking Service manager.
donpickAuthor Commented:
Mr. Tsioumpris:
  My vbs requires a parameter file  (you can see this parameter file in my bat file.)

  If I use your idea,  how do I feed the parameter file to the exe file once it is created?
Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
You say to change the timeout.  Change it to what???
Anything you want. 900 in example is 15min
donpickAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your answers.  I appreciate your prompt replies.  I will work with this information.  If I need further help I will post more questions.
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
In order to pass arguments to VBScript you need

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