Need help with Powershell unzip using SYSTEM account from task scheduler

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  • #29686

    Windows LiveUser53

    I run multiple powershell scripts from task scheduler using the SYSTEM account. This is the only script that does not work. This script needs a Windows user account defined in task scheduler to run. Is there a way to get this script to work using the SYSTEM account? If not, is there another way to unzip files using powershell that does not have this requirement? Below is the code:

    function Expand-ZIPFile
    param($file, $destination)
    $shell = new-object -com shell.application
    $zip = $shell.NameSpace($file)
    foreach($item in $zip.items())
    "$($item.path) extracted"

    $hc_zip = $args[0]

    $hc_dest = $args[1]

    if (Test-Path $hc_zip){Expand-ZIPFile –File “$hc_zip” –Destination "$hc_dest”}
    else{Write-Output "Zip file does not exist..."}

  • #29697

    Bob McCoy

    Have you tried using the NETWORK SERVICE?

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