Scheduled task cannot run an .exe file on a share folder in Windows

Applies to: Windows 8.1Windows 8.1 EnterpriseWindows 8.1 Pro


Consider the following scenario:
  • You set up a share folder in a domain environment.
  • You configure the share or New Technology File System (NTFS) level permission settings on the share folder.
  • You set up a task schedule on a client computer. The task runs an .exe file on the share folder.
  • Only the user account that is used to run the task has the access permission to the share folder.
In this scenario, the task cannot run. You receive an access denied or a not found error.

More Information

To work around this issue, use one of the following steps:
  1. Assign the access permission for the share folder to the client computer.
  2. Configure the task to run cmd /c \\share\name .exeinstead of \\share\name.exe.
    Note \\share\name.exe is the placeholder of the path of the share folder.