Problems Running Batch Files Through Scheduler Service

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SYMPTOMS
When you run batch files through the Windows NT scheduler service, thefollowing symptoms occur:
- Missing system and user environment variables.

- CALL statements not returning properly.

- Testing of ERRORLEVELS not working as expected.

- Other batch file statements not working as expected.

These problems do not occur if you manually run the batch files.
RESOLUTION
To correct this problem in Windows NT 3.5x, use the following syntax to runthe batch files:
AT <time> /interactive "cmd.exe /c <path and batch file name>"

To correct this problem in Windows NT 4.0, use the following syntax to runthe batch files:
AT <time> /interactive cmd.exe /c "<path and batch file name>"
prodnt schedule command
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Article ID: 142432 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 08:01:10 - Revision: 2.1

  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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