Start VM via bat file in Windows Task Scheduler

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10Pro x64
       12 May 2018 #1

    Start VM via bat file in Windows Task Scheduler

    I'm attempting to start a VM from a bat file with Windows 10 Task Scheduler.

    The bat by itself and the script via CMD execute correctly, though I cannot get it to run as a bat in Task Scheduler. I've tried different configurations, directly from a CMD, etc. Interesting suspend VM task executes from a similar bat file in Task Scheduler.

    vmrun start "G:\Virtual Machines\SETI\SETI.vmx"

    Task Scheduler Task:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>  
    <Task version="1.3" xmlns="">  
        <URI>\Start SETI VM</URI>  
        <Principal id="Author">  
      <Actions Context="Author">  
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       12 May 2018 #2

    Making some headway...

    Task works if I run it as "Run only when user is logged on", but not under "Run whether user..."

    I have "Run with highest privileges" enabled.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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