Windows Scheduled task succeeds but returns result 0x1

I have a scheduled task on a Windows 2008 R2 server. The task includes a Start In directory entry. The task runs, and the batch file it runs does what it is supposed to do. When I run the batch file from a command prompt, I see no errors. The problem is that the "Last run result" is 0x1 (incorrect function call).

I did get this at one time with an incorrect DOS statement IF EXISTS file.txt DO (Copy file.txt file1.txt) that was corrected by dropping the DO statement. The current batch file does not show me any errors or warnings.

Why am I getting a 0x1 result?

Batch file that is run:

PUSHD \\JUKEBOX4\Archives\CallRecording
REM only move csv and wma together.  wma should be created last.
IF NOT EXIST C:\CallRecording (MKDIR C:\CallRecording)
FOR /f %%f IN ('DIR /b *.wma') DO (
    IF EXIST %%~nf.csv (MOVE /Y %%~nf.* C:\CallRecording\)
CD /D "C:\Program Files (x86)\Olim, LLC\Collybus DR Upload"

Info on scheduled task setup:

  • Program to run: C:\Program Files (x86)\Olim, LLC\Collybus DR Upload\CallRecordingUploadFromH.cmd
  • Start in: C:\Program Files (x86)\Olim, LLC\Collybus DR Upload
  • Run whether user is logged on or not, highest privileges.

History screen, task completed entry

"Task Scheduler successfully completed task "\Call recording upload to portal from NH" , instance "{1449ad42-2210-427a-bd69-2c15e35340e6}" , action "C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\cmd.exe" with return code 1."

First screen of Task Scheduler shows "Run Result" of "Success"


It seems many users are having issues with this. Here are some fixes:

  • Right click on your task > "Properties" > "Actions" > "Edit" | Put ONLY the file name under 'Program/Script', no quotes and ONLY the directory under 'Start in' as described, again no quotes.

  • Right click on your task > "Properties" > "General" | Test with any/all of the following:

    1. "Run with highest privileges" (test both options)
    2. "Run wheter user is logged on or not" (test both options)
    3. Check that "Configure for" is set to your machine's OS version
    4. Make sure the user account running the program has the right permissions