Call an exe from another computer
Posted on 2011-02-27
I have an .exe from a third party program that runs on a server (Windows server 2003). There is a scheduled-task that runs this every hour or so.
I would like the ability to run this on-demand from an internally built VB program on a workstation. It's a simple command-line referencing the .exe with an argument and a switch, so we would put a button on a form in this VB program to call this command line.
Something like a Shell() call--but that's not possible because the .exe program and all it's dll's, registry entries, etc, are on the server, not the workstation.
I understand there are security implications and I don't want to have to write some daemon or polling program on the server.
So can anyone tell me how this might be accomplished?