Shelling exe's from a service using SYSTEM account

Swain90

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Hi All,

Wondered if anyone could advise me on something.

I've followed this guide to creating a service Creating Services with VB Express | DoTheWeb.net and the service seems OK.

However what I'm wanting to do is to check whether a scheduled task is in the C:\Windows\Tasks folder.

My code for checking is this;

Code:
     If System.IO.File.Exists("C:\Windows\Tasks\DSM.job") = True Then  
      Else
            Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEntry("Check For DSMLog", "DSM Task Is Missing", EventLogEntryType.Error)
           Call CreateScheDSMTask()
            Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEntry("Check For DSM Log", "DSM Task Has Been Recreated.", EventLogEntryType.Information)
        End If
In event viewer you can see the logs stating that the task is missing. it then appears to be calling the sub CreateScheDSMTask which looks like this;

Code:
Dim foo1 As New System.Diagnostics.Process        
foo1.StartInfo.WorkingDirectory = "C:\Windows\System32"
        foo1.StartInfo.RedirectStandardInput = True
        foo1.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = True
        foo1.StartInfo.RedirectStandardError = True
        foo1.StartInfo.FileName = "schtasks.exe"
        foo1.StartInfo.Arguments = "/Create /SC hourly /MO 1 /TN DSM /ST 01:00:00 /RU Administrator /RP " & Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("AdmP") & " /TR ""\""" & "C:\Program Files\DSM\DSM.exe"""""
        foo1.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = False
        foo1.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = True
        foo1.StartInfo.WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Normal
        foo1.Start()
        foo1.WaitForExit()
However when I look in Task Manager Schtasks.exe is sat there appearing to be stuck.

Now, if I stick the above sub (CreateSheDSMTask)in a new project on a Button on a simple windows form, the task is created successfully.

Any Ideas???

Cheers

Swain90
 
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Swain90

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Used Shell("C:\AppPath\Exe.exe") and that seems to work
 
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