schedule jobs under different user in XP

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by KenC1231, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. KenC1231

    KenC1231 Guest

    We have an XP PC.

    User who logs in is JSMITH. User has three scheduled jobs set up on the PC.
    (The jobs must run from a PC. Application software limitation.)

    When JSMITH password expires, jobs fail. User has to always remember to
    reset all scheduled jobs every time they reset their password.

    So we created a new profile called SCHEDJOB whose password never expires and
    has restricted access so it can only be used for scheduled jobs.

    We log onto JSMITH"s PC as SCHEDJOB and update the scheduled jobs to the
    SCHEDJOB user profile. We also learned that we need to add all drive mapping
    under SCHEDJOB as exists under JSMITH. We then run each of the scheduled
    jobs while logged on as SCHEDJOB. They all work fine.

    We then log off and back on to the PC as JSMITH. We try to run any of the
    jobs and get an error

    'Can't find working directory'.

    The command line in the scheduled job is


    The R: drive is mapped under both the JSMITH and SCHEDJOB users. (We know
    it is because the jobs run successfully under the SCHEDJOB user profile.)

    We also tried changing the format of


    to be


    The job still runs under SCHEDJOB user profile. But now it runs in 1 second
    under JSMITH (usually takes approx. 20 seconds) and the scheduled jobs log
    doesn't give any details as to why it is not operating properly.

    Can anyone assist with why the jobs won't run under the JSMITH user profile ?
    KenC1231, Nov 16, 2007
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    Jaime Guest

    You probably want to try a forum other than this Media Center one for help.
    Jaime, Nov 16, 2007
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