Run EXE on the server from a ASP program

Hi,
I need to compile a C program from ASP using the turbo c editor. For doing this I have to invoke the turboc exe with the filename as a parameter. I am using code something like

set wsh=Server.createobject("wscript.shell")
wsh.run("cmd /c d:\tcc -l glob.c")

NOTE: here glob.c is the file which i am trying to compile.
when i run this ASP script its not giving any error and also its not working. What might be the possible problem.
For doing this I have referred MSDN, in that I got code something like :
  Set WshShell = Wscript.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
  WshShell.Run ("notepad.exe")
When i try to run this script its giving run time error as
"object required at WScript.CreateObject line. So in my code I have changed WScript.createobject to server.createobject but then also its not working.
Please help me out.
raghu_haleAsked:
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raizonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
AzraSound,

I'm testing this on my localsystem running W2K Pro.

Using the code below opens up the system.ini but not the win.ini.  I have a scenario where running the wsh from the server would be helpful but have been unsuccessful thus far.


<%
Set wsh = Server.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
wsh.Run("notepad.exe C:\winnt\win.ini")
Set wsh = Nothing
%>
<html>
<head>
<script language="vbScript">

Set wScript = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
wScript.Run("notepad.exe C:\winnt\system.ini")

</script>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>
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drittichCommented:
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raizonCommented:
This isn't something that can run from serverside code.  It must be ran from client side code.  Therefore it needs to be in script tags and createobject rather than server.createobject.

<script language='VBScript'>
set wsh = CreateObject("wscript.shell")
wsh.run("cmd /c d:\tcc -l glob.c")
</script>
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AzraSoundCommented:
You can run Wsh from the server.
BTW, what is your OS?
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AzraSoundCommented:
Try setting the windowstyle for Notepad in the Run method.  Also, the Run method returns an error code value, so check that also to see if you are getting an error returned.  Theres a chance you are running notepad, just invisibly (might wanna check your task list).

For documentation:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/scripting/default.htm?/scripting/windowshost/doc/wsMthRun.htm
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Michel SakrCommented:
try aspexec from www.serverobjects.com  it's free and best way to do such things since for security and permission reasons you can't run effectively a command shell from asp..
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raizonCommented:
Thanks AzraSound, I didn't think of checking taskmanager, it was running invisibly.
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