Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Run program on remote machine after connecting with Remote Desktop

Posted on 2007-11-17
11
Medium Priority
?
3,070 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I am using the following code to establish a connection to a Microsoft Remote Desktop.  I would like to modify this code somehow so that once the connection is made, I want a specific file to run on the remote machine.  How do I do that?  Here is the code that connects to RDP:

Dim objShell
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
objShell.Run "C:\Tunnel.exe -load OPTC -pw password"
objShell.Run "mstsc /v: localhost:10001 /console /f"
0
Comment
Question by:DanielAttard
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 6
  • 5
11 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:chandru_sol
ID: 20306759
Can you put the file in the startup folder so that when you login it automatically runs or a script in the local machine in the startup folder which runs the file or the program?

regards
Chandru
0
 

Author Comment

by:DanielAttard
ID: 20307559
I tried your suggestion to put the file in the startup folder but it doesn't seem to work.  Could it be because the user I am logging in with is already logged in on the remote machine, so when I login with RDP it isn't actually "starting up", but rather control is shifted from the local user to the RDP user?

0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:chandru_sol
ID: 20307635
What is the file you are putting in the startup folder?

regards
Chandru
0
Quick Start: DOCKER

Sometimes you just need a Quick Start on a topic in order to begin using it.. this is just what you need to know to get up and running with Docker!

 

Author Comment

by:DanielAttard
ID: 20307684
For now, I am putting a little VBScript file in the startup folder.  This script then launches the correct program (when run locally, but not now when run through RDP).
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:chandru_sol
ID: 20307691
Can you post the vbcode so that i could test?
0
 

Author Comment

by:DanielAttard
ID: 20307703
This is the code that I use to bypass the windows security prompt when launching MS Access:

Const cDatabaseToOpen = "C:\path\file.mde"
On Error Resume Next
Dim AcApp
Set AcApp = CreateObject("Access.Application")
If AcApp.Version >= 10 Then
     AcApp.AutomationSecurity = 1 ' msoAutomationSecurityLow
End If
AcApp.Visible = True
AcApp.OpenCurrentDatabase cDatabaseToOpen
If AcApp.CurrentProject.FullName <> "" Then
     AcApp.UserControl = True
Else
     AcApp.Quit
     MsgBox "Failed to open '" & cDatabaseToOpen  & "'."
End If
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
chandru_sol earned 2000 total points
ID: 20308001
Hi,

Can you try opening the mdb file?

I tried this and seems to works fine and make sure you copy the startup folder for that particular or to the startup folder for all users

regards
Chandru
0
 

Author Comment

by:DanielAttard
ID: 20308156
Ok, thanks.  I will try your suggestion after lunch.  
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:chandru_sol
ID: 20381841
Did this work?

regards
Chandru
0
 

Author Comment

by:DanielAttard
ID: 20383983
Yes it did.  Thanks for your help.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:chandru_sol
ID: 20386842
Great! Thanks
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

I was working on a PowerPoint add-in the other day and a client asked me "can you implement a feature which processes a chart when it's pasted into a slide from another deck?". It got me wondering how to hook into built-in ribbon events in Office.
In the first part of this tutorial we will cover the prerequisites for installing SQL Server vNext on Linux.
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
Suggested Courses

688 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