Hi again, When setting up scheduled tasks to run on an windows server, i've found it useful to wrap my executable with a batch file, which keeps track of logging all the console standard and error output. It redirects them to log files with a YYYYMMDD prefix, and deletes old logs too. The idea is that the scheduled task runs this batch instead of the executable directly:
md logs

echo ************************ >> logs\%date:~10,4%%date:~7,2%%date:~4,2%_MyJob.log
echo Starting - %date% %time% >> logs\%date:~10,4%%date:~7,2%%date:~4,2%_MyJob.log
MyJob.exe >> logs\%date:~10,4%%date:~7,2%%date:~4,2%_MyJob.log 2>&1
echo Ended    - %date% %time% >> logs\%date:~10,4%%date:~7,2%%date:~4,2%_MyJob.log
echo ************************ >> logs\%date:~10,4%%date:~7,2%%date:~4,2%_MyJob.log

rem *** Clean up 60 day old logs

Forfiles -p logs -m *.log -d -60 -c "cmd /c del @path"

Thanks for reading! And if you want to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you: chris.hulbert at gmail.

Chris Hulbert

(Comp Sci, Hons - UTS)

iOS Developer in Sydney.

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