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Delete scheduled tasks with spaces in the task name

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I'm trying to execute a very simple script to delete unwanted scheduled task that has a space in the name. Any help here would be greatly appreciated

ShellExecuteWait ( "schtasks.exe", "/delete /tn "& 'Google' & 'Update' & 'Task' & " /f" , @SW_HIDE ) does not work

ShellExecuteWait ( "schtasks.exe", "/delete /tn "& 'Google Update Task' &" /f " ) does not work

ShellExecuteWait ( "schtasks.exe", "/delete /tn Google Update Task /f ", @SW_HIDE ) does not work

ShellExecuteWait ( "schtasks.exe", "/delete /tn GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA /f ", @SW_HIDE ) This works but doesn't have spaces in the task name.

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How about

ShellExecuteWait("schtasks.exe", '/delete /tn "Google Update Task" /f' , @SW_HIDE )


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Thanks works perfectly!

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"Schtasks /delete /?" shows you an example with spaces.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Try this : ShellExecuteWait("schtasks.exe", "/delete /tn " & '"Google Update Task"' & " /f "), you probably need quotes around the task name because of the spaces.


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