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Why is Windows 7 scheduled task running hidden?

I have a couple of Robocopy scripts setup in a scheduled task, but is there a way to actually display the cmd prompt with progress then the task runs? Or will it always run silently in the background?


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marked as duplicate by Jeff F., Baarn, 8088, Hennes, CharlieRB Dec 19 '12 at 17:06

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What Windows Vesion? – Jeff F. Dec 19 '12 at 15:53
2008R2 SP1 (and some other text to fill minimum req.) – PnP Dec 19 '12 at 15:55
Take a look at this Super User post. It is for Windows 7, but applies to server 2008 R2. – Jeff F. Dec 19 '12 at 15:58
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How odd - it always shows for me.

My guess is that you have set up to run the task as a specific user (in task scheduler) which is not the same user as the one you are logged in as. Therefore it runs, but as it's on a different account, you don't see it (although it should appear in task manager if you check Show process form all users in the processes tab)!

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It's set to run as my logged on user ! Strange... – PnP Dec 19 '12 at 15:48

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