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I using psexec to launch installs from remote pc's and in most cases it has been working for me but i am stuck on this on.

c:\psexec \\ITPC C:\temp\sqlr\SQLR_A0267_win32.exe /S /v/qn

All my other examples have simpler switches for silent installs for example

c:\psexec \\TRAIN91 C:\temp\lender\setup.exe unattend

I don't know if the extra space in the parameters is throwing things off or not.  I even tried embedding the command into a batch file coping over the batch file to the pc and then executing that.. surprising that didn't work either.  I can run the command C:\temp\sqlr\SQLR_A0267_win32.exe /S /v/qn from the dos prompt on the local machine with no problem.  I am also open to other ways to lauching remote files on other pc's.  I had looked into using WMI originally but i didn't have much luck with that.
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by:Christopher McKay
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Have you tried enclosing the entire command in quotes?

"c:\psexec \\ITPC C:\temp\sqlr\SQLR_A0267_win32.exe /S /v/qn"

That should work from a batch file if it works when you run it from a DOS prompt on the local machine.

Hope this helps!

:o)

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Krompton earned 500 total points
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I think what you need is to enclose the remote command in quotes or eliminate the space in the switches as you hinted at

c:\psexec \\ITPC "C:\temp\sqlr\SQLR_A0267_win32.exe /S /v/qn"
or
c:\psexec \\ITPC C:\temp\sqlr\SQLR_A0267_win32.exe /S/v/qn

One of those should work.

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by:mightofnight
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Interesting i had tried both of the quote methods before but in good spirit i tried them again and they didn't work.  I removed the space and it worked.  I thought it was the space that was causing the problems but i was insistent that earlier testing said it was needed.

Thanks guys!
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by:ravikiranchv
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it did not work for me, can someone please post syntax
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by:Krompton
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ravikiranchv, you will need to post the command you are trying to run so that we may see the syntax in use. Additionally, your question should probably be posted as a new one since only those who participated in this question will be notified that anything has been posted. I would then again reply to this question again with the URL from your new one.

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Krompton
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