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How can I get dos commands to run.

Runs fine in Windows 5.2.3790 as typed at the DOS prompt. (this is my windows 2003 server)
Does not run fine in windows vista version 6.0.6000.

I have DOS menu system I use for deployment and works great normally.  But since I run win Pe 2.0 and map z:\  to the server that has the DOS files I get the error "The system cannot find the file xxxxx.xxx" commands like more.exe edit.exe ipconfig .exe & mem.exe.  I have the necessary SET PATH commands for allowing the required directories to be correctly pathed.

I need to this to run correctly in the win pe cmd window.  Any solutions.
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matrixnzCommented:
So do you see the files in Z:\ when you do a dir?

If you enter the commands manually ie Z:\ipconfig.exe etc.. does it work?  You say they don't run under Windows Vista or Windows PE can you specify what you mean? i.e. you're using a Windows PE boot disk, then running the menu?  Or are you running them under Vista?

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johnb6767Commented:
PESetEnv - Set Environment Variables
http://www.smithii.com/files/plugins/z_pesetenv.zip

Do you have this plugin added?

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Shanmuga SundaramCommented:
type path and press enter and check whether the path is set. if the path is not set then try setting the path using the command

path=%path%;z:\;z:
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rhservanAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your feed back.  I will not be at a system for about 24 hours to follow up on things here.  But stick with me.  Please review responses below.

Shasunder, Yes I have appended the path statement & tested this previously. No Luck.

Matrixnz, You brought up a good point.  The version number is from a Win PE 2.0 boot.  I assumed it is the same as Vista since it is PE 2.0 and not Barts PE 1.0.

johnb6767, I have downloaded the file.  I will test this on Thursday night.  If you could please elaborate on why this might solve my issue.
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rhservanAuthor Commented:
Update:
Environment for winpe 2.0 - Windows Deployment Services  PXE Boot, Workstation automatically pulls the PE down from the PXE Server.
Environment for Vista Ent. - Stand alone workstation install.

1. Menu currently will not run under winpe 2.0
2. Menu will run under a full Vista installation.
(Both are the same "ver" version at the prompt - 6.0.6000)

Johnb6767 I cannot find this tool or equivalent for winpe 2.0 any suggestions.
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rhservanAuthor Commented:
It seems that the menu system is a 16 bit DOS application.
In Vista there is support for 16 bit applicaitons, so the application runs there.
In winpe 2.0 there is no 16 bit support. (no WOWEXEC - No NTVDM)

How can I build support for 16 bit applications in the winpe 2.0 environment?
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rhservanAuthor Commented:
Microsoft states that 16 bit applications will not run in win pe  2.0.
I imagine it is due to the construct not including wowexec, etc.

The answer is this cant be done.

Please advise on handling a close on this item.
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johnb6767Commented:
I would consider using BartPE/UBCD as it CAN handle them......
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