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#122623 - 2004-07-12 02:07 PM running exe
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I want to run an exe through the login script. I want this file to execute for every user and everytime they login. this is what I have used but it does not seem to work.

RUN "\\epsfile\resources\software\audit\agent32.exe"

is this correct, does it need to be in a loop or anything.

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#122624 - 2004-07-12 02:10 PM Re: running exe
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Try this

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Shell "CMD /c \\epsfile\resources\software\audit\agent32.exe"




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#122625 - 2004-07-12 02:18 PM Re: running exe
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your line was correct right from the start.
no need for looping or anything else either.
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#122626 - 2004-07-12 02:18 PM Re: running exe
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hey thanks for the quick reply. I placed that string in the body of the script. does not seem to work. should I put it in an if statement dor users in certain groups ?
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#122627 - 2004-07-12 02:20 PM Re: running exe
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your line was correct right from the start.
no need for looping or anything else either.




Yea i did think that should work. I have checked and double checked folder names etc to make sure they r correct just doesnt work.

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#122628 - 2004-07-12 02:28 PM Re: running exe
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Are you sure your script is running?

Try changing the "RUN" to "SHELL", then pause afterwards to see the results. Once you have it working you can change it to "RUN" later

Code:
SHELL "\\epsfile\resources\software\audit\agent32.exe"
"Result status: ["+@ERROR+"] "+@SERROR+@CRLF
"Hit a key to continue: " Get $





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#122629 - 2004-07-12 02:28 PM Re: running exe
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Permissions maybe?

What happens if you run that path while logged on as the user?
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#122630 - 2004-07-12 02:28 PM Re: running exe
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next question is, does the exe require command-prompt environment?
or, does it work if you place the string (the quoted \\path\exename) in startMenu->run?

if it does work from there, I need to quess you have something in your script that prevents the execution.
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#122631 - 2004-07-12 02:34 PM Re: running exe
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Quote:

Are you sure your script is running?

Try changing the "RUN" to "SHELL", then pause afterwards to see the results. Once you have it working you can change it to "RUN" later

Ok this worked and it said :- operation completed sucesfully it any key to continue. the executable did not run tho ?

Code:
SHELL "\\epsfile\resources\software\audit\agent32.exe"
"Result status: ["+@ERROR+"] "+@SERROR+@CRLF
"Hit a key to continue: " Get $








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#122632 - 2004-07-12 02:35 PM Re: running exe
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Permissions maybe?

What happens if you run that path while logged on as the user?




it runs fine if u run it logged in as the user.

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#122633 - 2004-07-12 02:37 PM Re: running exe
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Quote:

next question is, does the exe require command-prompt environment?
or, does it work if you place the string (the quoted \\path\exename) in startMenu->run?



if it does work from there, I need to quess you have something in your script that prevents the execution.




it does run fine if you run from start run menu.

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#122634 - 2004-07-12 02:42 PM Re: running exe
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Just to let you know this is a windows based application I am trying to get it to run. it runs in the background audits the machine and creates a file on the network drive.
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#122635 - 2004-07-12 02:47 PM Re: running exe
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How are you checking if the executable runs?
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#122636 - 2004-07-12 02:50 PM Re: running exe
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I can check to see if it runs bye looking in the directory to see if the executable has created the required audit file. If there is no file then it hasnt worked. If i run directly by double clicking the exe or through run nmenu it allways creates this file.
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#122637 - 2004-07-12 02:50 PM Re: running exe
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Is the folder - \\epsfile\resources\software\audit static (i.e. like an APPS server/folder) or is part of the login server?

Or...
Code:

USE Q: "\\epsfile\resources\software\audit"
CD Q:
RUN "agent32.exe"
C:
USE Q: /DELETE
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#122638 - 2004-07-12 02:54 PM Re: running exe
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I c what you mean i will give this code a try.

Edited by calsonic (2004-07-12 02:58 PM)

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#122639 - 2004-07-12 02:54 PM Re: running exe
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hmmm... So the executable could well be runing though? It just isnt writing the file, in that case i would double check the share permisions. Also it might be worth using WriteProfileString and seeing if you can create a log file.
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#122640 - 2004-07-12 02:56 PM Re: running exe
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hmmm... So the executable could well be runing though? It just isnt writing the file, in that case i would double check the share permisions. Also it might be worth using WriteProfileString and seeing if you can create a log file.




The share permissions are fine. it works 100% when logged on as any user when run manually. what is this writeproflestring ?

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#122641 - 2004-07-12 02:57 PM Re: running exe
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You can change to an available drive letter. I just pulled Q: out of the air thinking that you may need to run the program directly from the folder. One other thing, I used "deep mapping". If you clients do not have W2k+, deep mapping will not work..

If these are not W2k+ clients, then you have to do something like -
Code:

USE Q: "\\epsfile\resources"
CD Q:
CD "\\software\audit"
RUN "agent32.exe"
C:
USE Q: /DELETE
Code:



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#122642 - 2004-07-12 03:02 PM Re: running exe
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It is just a "might as well try it..." suggestions...

WriteProfileString - creates a log file. I was just thinking if you can use this to test whether or not there is problems writing files to the target folder.

But like i said its just a suggestion
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