Windows Task Scheduler with netsh in batch won't work  

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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Windows Task Scheduler with netsh in batch won't work

    I have a PC that is on my network but connected to the internet through a wifi connection that periodically disconnects itself (from the router end). Using Windows 10 Pro x64 1909

    The PC is basically a "public" terminal I use in my home, but only want it to connect through internet through the Xfinity wifi hotspot.

    If I use:

    netsh wlan connect name=XFINITY
    From a command line or in a .bat file it works fine.

    But as soon as I set it as a task in Windows Task Scheduler to run the batch file (basically just that command above), it says it ran successfully, but it doesn't connect.

    I set it to connect once every hour using the "Advanced" settings of:

    repeat task every "1 hour" ... repeat "indefinitely"

    I have run it with highest privileges too, even though I shouldn't have to, and it still won't work.

    Any tips? Thanks!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Well, after recreating the task a couple times and a reboot, it works now... /shrug/
    Last edited by HTWingNut; 28 Feb 2020 at 19:30.
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