Send command to another PC to start a program

Posted on 2008-11-05
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Last Modified: 2013-12-17
I have 2 PC's that are both on the company network. While I'm running a program on PC1, I need to notify PC2 to run a program locally on that PC.  A possible solution is thru the 'Net Send' command but that has been disabled by IT.  Any suggestions on how to do this using C# 2005?
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JohnGerhardt earned 450 total points
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No experience of C# but i use Psexec for launching things on other machines.. !

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wildwoodweed earned 300 total points
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This can be done fairly easily using a Windows Service.  You can write a windows service for PC2 and register it exposing the startup method for that program.  Then from your first program all you have to do is a remote procedure call.

Look here for the windows service info

Look here for the info on doing a WCF remote call from PC1

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Thanks John and wildwood, both your advices work.
I'm using John's suggestion because it uses something that already exists.

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