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I have a program named READER.EXE on PC 'A'. I need to run it on PC 'A' calling it (with some parameters) from PC 'B'. How can I do this in Win 98?

I mean from a programming language, not using remote control applications or NetMeeting.

Thanks a lot in advance for any help.

AJ
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by:LeeTutor
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I think you're asking this in the wrong topic area.  You should use the link at the left under EE Info, called All Topics, and choose one of the Programming topics.  You can delete this question and ask it in a more appropriate place, or else link a zero point question in the other area to this question.
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by:CrazyOne
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Descripe the parameters you need to pas? Or are you talking about switches?

var
  siStrtInfo: PStartupInfo;
  piProcInfo: TProcessInformation;


siStrtInfo.cb := SizeOf(TStartupInfo);
dwFlags :=  STARTF_USEPOSITION or STARTF_USESIZE or STARTF_USESHOWWINDOW;
wShowWindow := SW_RESTORE;

CreateProcess('c:\WINNT\MSHEARTS.EXE /TheSwitch', nil, nil, nil, False,CREATE_DEFAULT_ERROR_MODE + NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS, nil, nil, siStrtInfo^, piProcInfo);
CloseHandle(piProcInfo.hProcess);

or
         
ShellExecute(Self.Handle, 'OPEN', 'c:\WINNT\MSHEARTS.EXE /TheSwitch', '', 'c:\WINNT\', SW_RESTORE);


Rplace the c:\ with the drive indicator of the PC A. You may have to us \\ as the first part of PC A's indicator


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by:cookre
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If you were on NT, you could do a NOTIFY A from B to run a program on A, but under 9x you'll need something like PCAnywhere on both machines.

If B has X is mapped to A, then doing an X:pgm will just download pgm to B and run it on B.

CrazyOne's code shows several ways to programmatically run a program, but the execution still takes place on B.

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bartsmit earned 400 total points
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Run a batch file from autoexec on 'A' along these lines:

net use t: \\b\share
:loop
if not exist t:reader.bat goto loop
call t:reader.bat
del t:reader.bat
goto loop

This will run a continous loop checking if there is a batch file on 'B'. As soon as one is placed on a share there it will execute the batch file and then delete it.

To run the application on 'A' just place a batch file with the appropriate paramaters on the share on 'B'

If the batch file takes too much resources on 'A' then add a timewasting instruction after :loop. Something like for %f in (\windows\*.*) do copy \autoexec.bat nul:
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by:Longbow
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These are free tools for your problem.
You may run scripts, dos, batch, windows softwares.
But only for Windows NT/2000.
Have an upgrade of Windows 98 ?

Longbow
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by:vinnyd79
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What language do you want to use?You could create a client/server app to do this using winsock.
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by:ajgonzalezm
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bartsmit,

I'll not be using bat files but the technique is an easy one and I can implement it on any languaje.

Thanks a lot!

Cheers,


AJ
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