?
Solved

shell.run hangs

Posted on 2004-08-20
5
Medium Priority
?
1,077 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Hi
I am trying to run regsvr32.exe from an ASP code using WScript Shell object with such code:

<%
Dim wshell, intReturn
set wshell = server.createobject("wscript.shell")
intReturn = wshell.run("%comspec% /c regsvr32 /u ""C:\Documents and Settings\Hojjat\Desktop\shell.wsc"" ", 0, True)
Response.Write( intReturn )
set wshell = nothing
%>

Looking to my task manager, I see that IWAM user on my computer openes cmd and regsvr32 programs, but it failes to unregister the component.
When I run this sample code to open Notepad:

<%
Dim wshell, intReturn
set wshell = server.createobject("wscript.shell")
intReturn = wshell.run("%comspec% /c notepad.exe", 0, True)
Response.Write( intReturn )
set wshell = nothing
%>

It not only does not open notepad, but also hangs running the code. I don't know how to finish the procedure or close notepad.exe myself.

Why does the code hang on running regsvr32, notepad.exe etc? Notice that IUSR user has the permission to read and execute regsvr32 and notepad.exe on my machine.

Huji
0
Comment
Question by:huji
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:wesbird
ID: 11850864
if would be a good idea to include the /s option to regsvr32 to prevent it from opening a mesage box on the desktop of the process - which is probably invisible unless you're logged on interactively as IUSR_...
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
wesbird earned 2000 total points
ID: 11850911
I meant to say "window station" of the process.  See http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dllproc/base/window_stations.asp.

Your code is not hanging, merely being displayed on a window station that you cannot see because it is not interactive.
0
 
LVL 14

Author Comment

by:huji
ID: 11852069
Well, hang problem is solved by now, but the code is not acting indeed. It returns 5 to me, which I don't know what it means, but I know it is different from normal 0 or 1 values I have recieved from a Run command.
Do you know why it is not acting? And by the way, can I register components this way? For example upload a DLL to my root directory, then install it running regsvr32 through ASP?
Huji
0
 
LVL 14

Author Comment

by:huji
ID: 11865374
Please pay attention to this question:
http:Q_21101268.html
Huji
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:wesbird
ID: 12519956
PS for any late readers on this thread.. 5 usually means access denied.
0

Featured Post

The new generation of project management tools

With monday.com’s project management tool, you can see what everyone on your team is working in a single glance. Its intuitive dashboards are customizable, so you can create systems that work for you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Have you ever needed to get an ASP script to wait for a while? I have, just to let something else happen. Or in my case, to allow other stuff to happen while I was murdering my MySQL database with an update. The Original Issue This was written…
There is a wide range of advantages associated with the use of ASP.NET. This is why this programming framework is used to create excellent enterprise-class websites, technologies, and web applications.
There may be issues when you are trying to access Outlook or send & receive emails or due to Outlook crash which leads to corrupt or damaged PST file. To eliminate the corruption from your PST file, you need to repair the corrupt Outlook PST file. U…
The video provides a quick and easy steps to migrate MBOX file to well known Outlook PST and Office 365. Besides this, it also supports and migrates more than 20 email clients of MBOX which include AppleMail, Opera, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey effortl…

588 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question