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Sending Email from Scheduled Tasks

Sending Email from Scheduled Tasks

Sending Email from Scheduled Tasks

Hi All,

I am currently using a Windows 2003 server to send out reports and perform other tasks.
These are primarily VBscript programs which I am executing using wscript and are all setup as scheduled tasks. These have been working away fine for years.

However, as Windows Server 2003 is now end of life I am trying to move all these scheduled tasks to a Windows 2012 server. However, I am finding that the tasks will not send out emails when scheduled but they will send emails when I run them manually. I have setup a simple test script to just send an email:

set objCDO = CreateObject("CDO.Message")
objcdo.to = "me@mymail.com"
objCDO.From = "me@mymail.com"
objCDO.Subject = "Email Test"
objCDO.HTMLBody = "This is a test - " & Now()
set objCDO = nothing

I also setup a simple batch file to run this:

wscript.exe "S:\scripts\Once Off reports or scripts\EmailTest1.vbs"

I run the batch file manually and it works no problems - email is sent
When I create a schedule task to run the batch file and set it to run as the same user (the one I am logged in as), tasks scheduler says the task has run but no email is sent.
Can anyone please offer some advice on this.


RE: Sending Email from Scheduled Tasks

Thanks for the response
Unfortunately I have quite a number of script programs and some of them are very complex so changing to Powershell would be a big job
Everything works fine apart from the email issue.

Any other suggestions?


RE: Sending Email from Scheduled Tasks

So what do the windows event logs say?

General Geek

RE: Sending Email from Scheduled Tasks

Nothing in the event viewer


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