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Running an application remotely in .NET

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Hey folks,
We have a bunch of scripts that we have written to do some automation of our processes and these are written in C sharp (console apps). Unfortunately all these were written to be executed on a particular machine.

Now our business case has changed and we want to trigger the execution of these exes from a client machine.
Can someone share the code of how this can be done in .Net? any pointers, references, dlls that I can reference, anything goes.
Thanks,

Kunal
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by:kunal_hopra28
ID: 24871774
one more thing I must mention that the exes are all on the server, so its only about triggering them from the client. The path etc. are all known.
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by:Ron Malmstead
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Here's an example of creating remote process execution..
http://bytes.com/groups/net-vb/387736-remote-process-execution-vb-net

Here's another that uses WMI create process in VB .net
Dim strcomputer as string = "ServerName"
Dim execMon As String = "C:\Locale\Monday.exe "
Dim scope As ManagementScope = New ManagementScope("\\" & _
strComputer & "\root\cimv2", cOptions)

Try
scope.Connect()
Catch ex2 As Exception
MsgBox("Failed to connect to " & strComputer)
End Try

Try
Dim mPath As ManagementPath = New
ManagementPath("Win32_Process")
Dim mClass As ManagementClass = New
ManagementClass(scope, mPath, New ObjectGetOptions(Nothing, New TimeSpan(0,
0, 0, 7), True))
Dim inParams2 As ManagementBaseObject =
mClass.GetMethodParameters("Create")
Dim options As InvokeMethodOptions = New
InvokeMethodOptions
inParams2("CommandLine") = execMon & uChkS & " " & cChkS
Dim mboMon As ManagementBaseObject =
mClass.InvokeMethod("Create", inParams2, options)
Dim processIDMon As Object = mboMon("processID")
'MsgBox(processIDMon.ToString)
Catch ex As Exception
MsgBox("Failed to execute application. Error message: " 
& ex.message)
End Try

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by:kunal_hopra28
ID: 24873660
doesnt work. Just hangs....Im running as the same account that is logged into the remote machine. Any idea why this would be?
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by:Ron Malmstead
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Process hangs ?...or your dev program is hanging ?... does the process get executed ? (watch task manager)
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by:kunal_hopra28
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Yes. my dev program is hanging and I dont see the the application started on the remote machine...
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by:Ron Malmstead
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i would look for more examples if you believe the code is wack.  I don't do csharp... but running a remote process is a very common thing, and there are plenty of examples out there....and even utilities you can use.. like psexec.

Why reinvent the wheel...?...use psexec
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so PSKill is starting the process for me. But I dont see the application - notepad etc. opened on the machine. Do you have a way to do that.

Kunal
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by:Ron Malmstead
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No....

Unfortunately... I don't know of a way to make a GUI pop on the users screen.  The application runs in the background.

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Ron Malmstead earned 500 total points
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Here's some people claiming to make it work with psexec using the -i  option...
http://forum.sysinternals.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=18881
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by:kunal_hopra28
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This worked very well. Thanks a bunch for your help.
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