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Hi experts,

I have a batch file on a server that I need to run from my machine. What code in VB script can I use on my machine to execute the batch file on the server ( \\servername\sharedfolder\batch.bat)? It would need to work the same way as if I was on the server and ran the batch file.

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by:answer_dude
ID: 34928194
Here are two options:  the short one will just run it with whatever local permissions you already have, the longer snippet will ask you for the ID/Password that you want to "run as"

dim objShell
set objShell=createobject("wscript.shell")
objShell.run "\\servername\sharedfolder\batch.bat"
set objShell=nothing

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Option Explicit

Dim objShell, FSO, strBatchFile

Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
strBatchFile = "\\servername\sharedfolder\batch.bat"
If FSO.FileExists(strBatchFile) Then
     objShell.ShellExecute "wscript.exe", _ 
        Chr(34) & strBatchFile & Chr(34), "", "runas", 1
Else
     MsgBox "Script file " & strBatchFile & " not found"
End If

Set objShell = Nothing

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by:asmyatt
ID: 34928552
Are these trying to execute the batch file on the server?  It appears it's trying to run the batch file from the machine I'm runing the .vbs from.
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by:answer_dude
ID: 34929162
It's trying to run the batch file on the server from your machine.

The batch file on the server, if it make calls to environment variables, etc., would in fact pull those from your machine.

If you want the batch file to be unaware of your machine...  then you're out of my depth.  I did find this code that might work (see attached).

But I didn't write it -- I found it here:

http://motevich.blogspot.com/2007/11/execute-program-on-remote-computer.html

I modified it to reference your batch file.
Option Explicit

Dim strComputer, strCommand, objProcess, objWMIService, errReturn

strComputer = "servername"
strCommand = "\\servername\sharedfolder\batch.bat"

Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set objProcess = objWMIService.Get("Win32_Process")

errReturn = objProcess.Create(strCommand, null, null, intProcessID)

If errReturn = 0 Then
    Wscript.Echo strCommand & " was started with a process ID: " & intProcessID
Else
    Wscript.Echo strCommand & " could not be started due to error: " & errReturn
End If

Set objWMIService = Nothing
Set objProcess = Nothing

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by:asmyatt
ID: 34929493
Ok, this code seems to work, but it's trying to run the batch file under my userid logged into the local machine. Is there a way to impersonate in the code a userid to use to run the batch file?
strCommand = "C:\crystal\test.bat"
strPath = "C:\temp"
strcomputer="servername"

process = "winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2"
msgbox process

Set objWMIService = GetObject(process)
Set objProcess = objWMIService.Get("Win32_Process")

errReturn = objProcess.Create(strCommand, strPath, Null, intProcessID)

If errReturn = 0 Then
      WScript.Echo "scan success: " & intProcessID
Else
      WScript.Echo "scan fail: " & errReturn
End If

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by:answer_dude
ID: 34929947
Not that I am aware; but if you are able to run the batch file from your computer as if you were logged into the other computer, wouldn't you want it under your ID?  Otherwise, you'd need to embed the other user IDs password into your script -- which would be risky.
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ID: 34930026
Actually -- after some poking around, I found something that might work... try this:
Option Explicit

Dim strComputer, strCommand, objProcess, objWMIService, errReturn, objWbemLocator

strComputer = "servername"
strCommand = "\\servername\sharedfolder\batch.bat"

strNamespace = "root\cimv2"
strUser = inputbox("username")
strPassword = inputbox("password")
Set objWbemLocator = CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")
Set objWMIService = objwbemLocator.ConnectServer _
(strComputer, strNamespace, strUser, strPassword)

'Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set objProcess = objWMIService.Get("Win32_Process")

errReturn = objProcess.Create(strCommand, null, null, intProcessID)

If errReturn = 0 Then
    Wscript.Echo strCommand & " was started with a process ID: " & intProcessID
Else
    Wscript.Echo strCommand & " could not be started due to error: " & errReturn
End If

Set objWMIService = Nothing
Set objProcess = Nothing

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