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Bamboo Job Exit with Error cmd' is not recognized as an internal or external command

Charith Wickramarachchi December 21, 2011

Hi ,

I have setup a remote bamboo agent to run in a windows environment where The server runs in a Linux environment.

Here i have setup a plan to build a multi module maven project. and that plan runs using that remote agent.

I have split the build process by having few tasks which will execute one after another to build speprate modules.

But after successfully executing the 1st Task the build get failed with a Error message

'cmd' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Failing task since return code was 1 while expected 0

any tips to find a solution for this issue is highly appriciated.



3 answers

1 vote
Thumper Prey November 19, 2014

I solved this issue on my Windows build agent. This has to do with the environment variables set for the user that runs bamboo. Log in as that user and verify that %SystemRoot%\system32 is included in your Path variable for that user.

Stefan Wendelmann March 1, 2019

System Path has %SystemRoot%\system32 bit still facing that error

1 vote
Przemek Bruski
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December 21, 2011

On your remote agent, make sure that directory with cmd.exe is in the PATH variable by setting it for the user used to run the agent.

Charith Wickramarachchi January 5, 2012


Thanks for the answer. I accually tried adding this to PATH using ENV variable settings but no luck. Then i re do it in the place where we can define ENV variables in Bamboo dashbord. Then it worked when the agent is running as a normal process. But when i install it as a service i faced the issue again.



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Rahul Goutham Banka December 31, 2018

I faced the same issue but resolved by following this Doc.

PS: I know this is a very old post, this might help someone.

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MOHAN TUNUGUNTLA January 26, 2012

Hi Przemek, I am aslo facing the similar issue. its running fine in Bamboo console and but failind with the below error when bamboo is run as service. I have to run it bamboo as service.

Could you please help in sorting this out?

27-Jan-2012 05:00:12 [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
27-Jan-2012 05:00:12 [INFO] Total time: 2:26.750s
27-Jan-2012 05:00:12 [INFO] Finished at: Fri Jan 27 05:00:12 GMT-12:00 2012
27-Jan-2012 05:00:12 [INFO] Final Memory: 51M/369M
27-Jan-2012 05:00:12 [INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
27-Jan-2012 05:00:13 'cmd' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
27-Jan-2012 05:00:13 operable program or batch file.
27-Jan-2012 05:00:13 Failing task since return code was 1 while expected 0
27-Jan-2012 05:00:13 Parsing test results...

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