Execute shared program from command line on remote system

I am trying to execute the following from a command line:

\\dana01\security\Superdat\sdat4388.exe -silent

Would like to run the above from a remote system - I have tried pstools / psexec but cannot seem to getit to work -

Is there a way to execute a program/ process on a remote system from the command line?
tbaseflugAsked:
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oBdACommented:
McAfee comes with a scheduler that allows you to automatically install the updates from a share; which version are you using?
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tbaseflugAuthor Commented:
oBdA -

For whatever reasons, I have been asked to create / develop a program that will circumvent the McAfee utility.
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wtp_isscCommented:
Drag the executable into the command prompt to verify you're using the right path.  Looks like it should work.  I've never used the -silent switch so you might want to make sure it works with that executable.
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tbaseflugAuthor Commented:
wtp_issc -

OK, did that and it does work (with -silent as well) - everything works great when executed locally, just want to be able to do the same on a remote system, from my local cmd line
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tanelornCommented:
Hi,


will it work without the -silent switch?
also,  how are you calling that line
\\dana01\security\Superdat\sdat4388.exe -silent
is it part of a batch file? or how?
also, are you using task scheduler to run it?

   it almost sounds like you want to update the remote machine, not run the exe from a share.
      in that case i've used pstools to do this. put your update file in the same dir as your pstools (for simplicity..)
      psexec \\remote-machine -s -c -d sdat4388.exe -silent
      the -c will copy it to the target machine. before running it



Tanelorn
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msiceCommented:
I think the only way to do this from a remote computer would be to schedule a command on the remote computer to run. Like so
AT \\RemotePCName 02:00pm "\\dana01\security\Superdat\sdat4388.exe" -silent
Or have it run a vbs that will run what you need.
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tanelornCommented:
Hi

the solution will depend on how he wants to develop his "thang"

if he wants to push,  pstools "psexec"  will work
if he wants to pull,  AT sceduler will work,  heck, even task scheduler will work..

I use psexec to push and run virus remover tools on machines I knew were broadcasting...(or listening for that matter)
works like a charm...

Tanelorn
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msiceCommented:
Sounded like he wanted to run sdat4388.exe on a remote computer from the cmd line of another.
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tbaseflugAuthor Commented:
All -

What I am trying to do is to setup a file or program to execute sdat4388.exe on a remote system on an hourly interval / schedule.  Was hoping at least to be able to run / execute sdat4388.exe rom the command line on a remote system, if so, would be able to run this again through something like SQL Server via the xp_cmdshell sproc - for some reason, when I try and run the psexec through the command line, on a remote system, it starts and then appears to hang up and never respond back - if I run the following line on my local systsm: \\servername\security\SuperDat\sdat4388.exe - it runs great and as expected, so am at a loss
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msiceCommented:
You can setup a secheduled Task on a remote computer using the AT command.
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tbaseflugAuthor Commented:
How would I do that, per an example, from a command line
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wtp_isscCommented:
I think the issue lies as to why that remote machine will not run the executable.  You should be able to easily set up a scheduled task that points to that executable or point it to a batch file that includes that executable.
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msiceCommented:
As I said above "I think the only way to do this from a remote computer would be to schedule a command on the remote computer to run. Like so
AT \\RemotePCName 02:00pm "\\dana01\security\Superdat\sdat4388.exe" -silent
Or have it run a vbs that will run what you need."
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