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From here: https://superuser.com/questions/579900/why-cant-excel-open-a-file-when-run-from-task-scheduler

1. Open Component Services (Start -> Run, type in dcomcnfg)
2. Drill down to Component Services -> Computers -> My Computer and click on DCOM Config
3. Right-click on Microsoft Excel Application and choose Properties
4. In the Identity tab select This User and enter the ID and password of an interactive user account (domain or local) and click Ok
Keeping it as the interactive user or the launching doesn't work with the task scheduler unfortunately, even when setting the task up to run under an account that has admin access to the machine.

 



From here: https://forums.asp.net/t/1740537.aspx?Microsoft+Excel+cannot+access+the+file+is+solved+by+creating+a+folder

These are the steps for resolving the issue. If I ran Task Scheduler on demand it worked, but it would not interact with Excel of it was Triggered by the timer!

Run> dcomcnfg

This will open Component Services and navigate to Console Root
\Component Services\Computers\My Computer\DCOM Config\Microsoft Excel Application
Right click Microsoft Excel Application and select Properties

Click on Identity Tab and check selection.

It works for me when select option - The interactive user



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Dave Stuart I'm a Developer with a passion for coding. I enjoy the challengers that come with the job! SharePoint is one of my expert areas along with .NET Web Development with MVC and good old MS Access VBA coding. I Blog so that I can remember how I did that way back when; PLUS all this stuff is searchable! I constantly study and run my own business, Dafran Inc. I have passed 22 Microsoft Exams since 1998 when I first jumped on the treadmill of knowledge. I hope that you enjoy this Blog as much as I enjoy updating it. All the very best from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. contact me at linkedin @ dafran.ca

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