How do I play a .wav file remotely over the network on the remote computer using a simple script?

Posted on 2008-10-29
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I'm trying to setup up a simple executable on a computer to play a .wav file on our paging system remotely. Remote Desktop is not a option, it needs to be a simple script of batch file that will play this .wav file on the remote computer that is connected to our paging system.  
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ID: 22833037
You can do this using PsExec.

psexec \\computername sndrec32 /play /close c:\filename.wav

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Author Comment

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Is there anyway to do this using a simple shortcut link on the desktop that will run a script on the remote computer to run the .wav file??
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You can create a batch script by entering your PsExec command into a text file with a .cmd extension.  You can then create a desktop shortcut to execute it.
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Author Comment

ID: 22833853
I tried to run the psexec command like you said, and all it would do is create a process on the remote computer, it wouldn't actually play the .wav file on the remote computer. What I'm trying to achieve is the ability to remotely trigger a .wav file to be played through our overhead paging system from this remote computer, while sitting at the managers computer.

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It works correctly for me.  Are you pointing to the local path of the .wav file on the remote machine?

If you test it with a built-in sound by running psexec \\computername sndrec32 /play /close c:\windows\media\chimes.wav does it play?

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Thank you very much. I really appreciate how through you are and east to work with, and you didn't make me feel like an idiot.

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