Rod at work (3/12/2014)
When I run the batch file and redirect it's output, the first thing I see is this:
Sqlcmd: 'ΓÇôE': Unexpected argument. Enter '-?' for help.
The contents of the output.txt file are as follows:
C:\Users\rfalanga\Documents\SQL Server Management Studio\Backup Files>sqlcmd -U Superacct -P xxxx -S .\EXPRESS –E -Q "EXEC master..sp_BackupDatabases @backupLocation='C:\SQLBackups\', @backupType='F'"
There you go....That's what am saying(Sqlcmd: 'ΓÇôE': Unexpected argument). Type everything from scratch in a new txt file and run the batch file(This should eliminate unexpected argument issue). Also, remove -E switch from your syntax.