PVR script not running reliably
Jeremy Nicoll - ml get_iplayer
jn.ml.gti.91 at wingsandbeaks.org.uk
Fri Sep 5 15:57:07 PDT 2014
Philip Colmer <philip at colmer.me.uk> wrote:
> It looks like Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 broke Task Scheduler in that
> if a task is running but the user is not logged in, the profile doesn't
> get loaded, so the path is wrong.
>There is a KB article referencing this
Maybe (it's not clear from that KB) tasks will work ok if they are run under
the Administrator id (something that never gets logged in, unlike a normal
user). But you might still have to specify paths explicitly, or use eg:
> but I couldn't get the workaround to work for me.
The KB article suggests that starting a dummy process a minute earlier would
work, but I wonder if there's any reason why one minute should be expected
always to work. Maybe on a heavily used machine it would sometimes need to
start even earlier. What's more, though they don't say, I assume the dummy
process would need to start and continue to exist right up to the start of
one's task, or maybe past that point. Perhaps a better way would be to
start the 'dummy' task, have it wait for 60 secs, and then have it issue the
perl commands as sub-processes.
Jeremy Nicoll - my opinions are my own.
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