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I'm new to using the task scheduler and I'm using it to run a batch file provided online when the computer boots. I r-clicked it and told it to run. It did and all is fine, but the Status of the task is still "Running." I just want to make sure that's okay. Or since it's already done its job, should it end in some way?

The batch file mounts a network drive such that it can be used at the system level.

net use x: \\tplinklogin.net\volume2 /persistent:yes
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The Task Scheduler window doesn't automatically refresh, which could lead you to believe it's still running. Clicking the Refresh link on the right side panel should hopefully show it change.

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    F5 also refreshes it. Very short sighted of Microsoft to not automatically refresh it. – Brain2000 Feb 7 '17 at 16:50
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I had the same problem - the task worked but the status kept showing Running. One simple thing to try is click on the Task Scheduler Library in the left column. Click Action/Refresh. Presto. Status changed to Ready. That's all it was for me, the task ran fine, just the status didn't update. Hope this helps.

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  • Im having this issue. The task succeed, but the status remains "Running" no matter if i refresh or not. – bitshift Feb 17 '17 at 20:02
  • On digging in a bit again, I found the issue. I was pointing to a script in a different folder than I thought. The actual script being used had a line of code using Read-Host -Prompt "Press Enter to exit" which will put the script in interactive mode. – bitshift Feb 17 '17 at 20:51

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