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Running Exe From Scheduled Task With Arguments

Running Exe From Scheduled Task With Arguments

Running Exe From Scheduled Task With Arguments

Just in case I'm not the only one that didn't know this.

I setup a method to backup the SQL database from within my program.

It worked when calling it from within the program.

It also worked when running it from a shortcut.

But it would not run when called from a scheduled task on the server.

The optional argument I had on the scheduled task was Database Backup.
The scheduled action looked like this "\\DS1\SQL\Backup\MyProgram.exe" Database Backup

I had to enclose the argument with quotes "Database Backup" in the scheduled task action.
The scheduled action now looks like this "\\DS1\SQL\Backup\MyProgram.exe" "Database Backup"

I now assume it was interpreting "Backup" as a second argument and I should probably have known that.
Probably should have just used a dash instead of a space and saved a lot of headaches!

Sylvania/Toledo Ohio

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