Solved

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

Posted on 2008-10-29
6
5,489 Views
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.  
0
Comment
Question by:jason-crocker
[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
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Shift-3
ID: 22833037
You can do this using PsExec.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx



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

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:jason-crocker
ID: 22833183
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??
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Shift-3
ID: 22833565
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.
0
U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

 

Author Comment

by:jason-crocker
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.

0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Shift-3 earned 500 total points
ID: 22834406
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?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jason-crocker
ID: 31511253
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.
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

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

As with any other System Center product, the installation for the Authoring Tool can be quite a pain sometimes. This article serves to help you avoid making these mistakes and hopefully save you a ton of time on troubleshooting :)  Step 1: Make sur…
The System Center Operations Manager 2012, known as SCOM, is a part of the Microsoft system center product that provides the user with infrastructure monitoring and application performance monitoring. SCOM monitors:   Windows or UNIX/LinuxNetwo…
Viewers will learn the different options available in the Backstage view in Excel 2013.
The viewer will learn how to use the =DISCRINV command to create a discrete random variable, use this command to model a set of probabilities and outcomes in a Monte Carlo simulation, and learn how to find the standard deviation of a set of probabil…

752 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