I use this command to create a task: schtasks /Create /TN ITCMD-CHAT-NOTIF /SC ONLOGON /tr "%cd%\Notif\Notif.vbs" /F

However a problem occurs. When there is a space in the path it still does not put quotes around the action. Is there a way to put quotes around the action?

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This can be accomplished by nesting the two different quote characters. ("' followed by '" or "\" followed by \"")

schtasks /Create /TN ITCMD-CHAT-NOTIF /SC ONLOGON /tr "'%cd%\Notif\Notif.vbs'" /F

From the schtasks documentation:

==> Spaces in file paths can be used by using two sets of quotes, one
    set for CMD.EXE and one for SchTasks.exe.  The outer quotes for CMD
    need to be double quotes; the inner quotes can be single quotes or
    escaped double quotes:
    SCHTASKS /Create
       /tr "'c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplorer.exe'
       \"c:\log data\today.xml\"" ...

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