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PHP Exec/System/Passthru/Shell_exec GPMC Scripts

I'm looking to make a small intranet-based web application that builds on the GPMC Scripts of Server 2003 (%programfiles\GPMC\Scripts\).

I have a .bat file that works absolutely fine and does what I want it to do; however, if I call the .bat file from within PHP (either system("test.bat"), exec, etc...) the expected output does not happen.

I've tried calling a basic function from within a .bat
cscript "%programfiles%\GPMC\Scripts\GetReportsForAllGPOs.wsf" C:\reports

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which works from the .bat, but not from PHP.

I've tried:
  1. escaping the \s, in case that was causing problems
  2. using both %programfiles% and C:\Program Files\
  3. with and without cscript
  4. with and without cmd /c, or /k or /d

No go. It does output the first line of the .wsf file ("Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.6 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1996-2001. All rights reserved. ") but nothing called after that happens.

Any ideas?! Is this even possible?
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VampireofdarknessAuthor Commented:
<?

exec("cscript \"C:\\Program Files\\GPMC\\Scripts\\GetReportsForAllGPOs.wsf\" C:\\reports",$output,$error);

var_dump($output);
var_dump($error);

?>

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produces

array(3) { [0]=> string(45) "Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.6" [1]=> string(67) "Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1996-2001. All rights reserved." [2]=> string(0) "" }

int(0) 

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Using \ instead of \\ in the script path and/or output changes nothing.

If I add "cmd /k" before "cscript", in order to keep it alive after execution, the $output is now
array(5) { [0]=> string(45) "Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.6" [1]=> string(67) "Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1996-2001. All rights reserved." [2]=> string(0) "" [3]=> string(0) "" [4]=> string(15) "C:\AppServ\www>" }

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which would imply it has completed as it has returned to a blank line.

If I remove cscript and just use "cmd /k \"C:\....wsf\" ..." the script hangs. No output returned, nothing in C:\reports.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Are you running it from the command line or thru the webserver?  On the command line, it runs under your permissions.  Thru the web server, it runs with minimal permissions.
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VampireofdarknessAuthor Commented:
Command line works fine. Through apache/PHP it does not and I cannot use runas as a workaround as it doesn't accept a piped password as well as the /savecred switch not appearing to function as it perhaps should -- /savecred works for the .bat, but not when calling from PHP.
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VampireofdarknessAuthor Commented:
Also, I haven't tested this yet as a workaround for runas not accepting piped passwords: http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=2760

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VampireofdarknessAuthor Commented:
Ok, I figured it out. I needed the /domain switch for the .wsf file. I had not included it previously. Stuck it on (domain.com, not just domain) and it works fine.

Thanks anyway.
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VampireofdarknessAuthor Commented:
/domain switch required for the .wsf file
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