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RE: starting excel from crontab
- From: "KARR, DAVID (ATTSI)" <dk068x at att dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 06:57:56 -0700
- Subject: RE: starting excel from crontab
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> Subject: starting excel from crontab
> Hi folks,
> I have the problem that I like to start Excel at the end of the workday
> from crontab.
> Cron is running under a local system account.
> The problem is that excel is started but does not popup. When I change
> the check box "Exchange Data with Desktop" I got always the error "***
> fatal error - could not load user32, Win32 error 1114" for all
> How can I fix the problem.
You know, you ARE running on MS Windows. It does actually provide some features that are occasionally useful.
If you want to run a Windows application on a schedule, just use "Start"->"All Programs"->"Accessories"->"System Tools"->"Scheduled Tasks". I don't know that it's scheduling capabilities are quite as full as cron, but it likely will do what you need.