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May 15, 2015 at 5:31 am


I am trying to run a scheduljob that gets information from an exchange 2010 server.

I am running the command form a remote computer on which I imported the exchange cmdlets.

I can run the command manually and it works fine.

Command example: get-mailbox -Identity psutest | export-csv c:\temp\get_mailbox.csv

As soon as I put the same command in a schedulejob, it fails.

Command example: Register-ScheduledJob -Name mailbox2 -ScriptBlock {get-mailbox -Identity psutest | export-csv c:\temp\ScheduledTask\get_mailbox.csv}

We I run the command from the task scheduler, It seems to end normally but when I run the command get-job I can see that the state is in status failed.

I don't understand why? Any help would be appreciated.

If I do the same with a command like get-process, it works fine even in the scheduled task so I think it is a problem related to exchange and the command get-mailbox.

thank you.


May 15, 2015 at 5:35 am

You're letting the scheduled job default to run as the SYSTEM account. That doesn't have permissions off the local machine, and can't connect to Exchange.

May 15, 2015 at 5:57 am

hello Don,

Thank you for your answer.

I am running the task with a domain admin account. And if I run the same command directly from powershell it works.

any ideas.



May 15, 2015 at 6:04 am

I also tried to run the schedule task directly on the exchange server and it doesn't work.

May 15, 2015 at 6:05 am

I didn't see the domain account on the Register-ScheduledJob command, sorry. That's something you might double-check.

There could be several things wrong. Permissions come to mind first. It's also possible something in the command is expecting a full user profile to be loaded, which doesn't happen when Task Scheduler runs the command. Are you running the scheduled task with the *same* domain account that you use to test? Is the scheduled task running on the same machine you test on? Can you create a scheduled task that simply runs { Get-Command Get-Mailbox } and see if that succeeds (if it doesn't, then Task Scheduler is having problems finding the Get-Mailbox command, which is your problem). It's a little hard to really troubleshoot when I'm not in your environment with you, but in general I try to think of all the differences between what I'm running, and what Task Scheduler does, and then try and test each of those things individually.

May 15, 2015 at 6:10 am

If you look at the scheduled task, in what context is the task running?

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