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Error code zero in PSexec

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Hi

I am trying to use PSEXEC utility , when i am trying to run the command , it finishes with error code 0
Here is how is run
psexec \\<REMOTE ip>  -U <USERNAME> -p<PASSWORD>  COMMAND
is my syntax wrong
Also do i need admin priviliges on the  remote computer to run this ?
And one of user accounts on the remote computer is IT Dept , will PSEXEC accept usernames with spaces ?

Please advice

Thanks
Binesh


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by:Alan_White
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Error code 0 from psexec means it has completed sucessfully.
I was confused by this when I started using it too.
If you ask it to run cmd.exe on the remote system you will see that the 0 gets generated when you exit, everything you type while in the CMD shell will work.
 
As for the space in the user id, I dont think psexec will like it.  What you probably have is the display name of the account, there should be a pre-windows 2000 account name for that account too.
 
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Sorry, just tested it WILL accept spaces in the username.  I set up a local account on a remote server called IT Dept (and I was wrong about the pre windows 2000 name) and was able to connect using that with psexec.
 
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Alan it seems not to work , also what i find strange is  commands run on the remote computer is not running via psexec . These commands are for a particular application , should i add some parementers ?
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The format of the command that I normally use is:
 

PSEXEC \\servername command -U user id -P password

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Also, a wealth of information here:
http://forum.sysinternals.com/forum_topics.asp?FID=8
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