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Task Scheduler task won't start if user is SYSTEM

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#1 spjeff69


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:51 PM

Trying to run a simple batch file that connects to network drives. I need this batch to run as system user in order for my CrashPlan application to back up the contents. I cannot just map the drives normally. (see info here: recipe:back_up_windows_mapped_drives [CrashPlan Support Site] )

Batch file contents:
net use S: \\\
net use r: \\\

The problem I am having is that the task works fine and runs the batch file if I have set the user as my local user account. However, this will not work with CrashPlan so I have to run the task as SYSTEM. When I run the task as system the task does not work. This is the last status in the task history.

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler" Guid="{DE7B24EA-73C8-4A09-985D-5BDADCFA9017}" /> 







<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-08-16T23:16:42.593507300Z" /> 


<Correlation ActivityID="{29401120-CAB6-4600-B285-925DF0193838}" /> 

<Execution ProcessID="724" ThreadID="2880" /> 



<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" /> 


- <EventData Name="ActionStart">
<Data Name="TaskName">\mountdrives</Data> 

<Data Name="ActionName">C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\cmd.exe</Data> 

<Data Name="TaskInstanceId">{29401120-CAB6-4600-B285-925DF0193838}</Data> 

<Data Name="EnginePID">6992</Data> 




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