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Call BAT file from PHP on IIS 6.0 server

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I am trying to call a bat file from php.  I am testing this so the contents of the bat file is:
Msg * "If this opened, the call worked"

All it is intended to do is open a message box with some text.

This attached code just shows DONE! on the screen when I clock the Do It button.  The message box does not open.

The full path to the bat file is:
C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\PHP_Call.bat

The full path to the php file is:
C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\CallFile.php

Any ideas?
<?php
if(isset($_POST['submit']))
{
exec("PHP_Call.bat");
echo "Done!";
} else {
// display the form
?>
<form action="" method="post">
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="DO IT!">
</form>
<?php
}
?>

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You will have to go into IIS Admin, locate that file 'bat' file in the website, right click on it, select properties, and give Execute permissions since 'bat' files are considered 'executable' files.  Default permissions are 'read only' on files in IIS unless you change them.
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I can't seem to find where to permit the bat file as an executable.
Am I looking in the wrong place?

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by:Dave Baldwin
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Click on "Script source access" then.  I was expecting something else.  I tried it and I got this:


Warning: exec() [function.exec]: Unable to fork [PHP_Call.bat] in C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\EXECBAT.PHP on line 13
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by:Scamquist
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Checked "Script source access"

Opened the page.  Clicked Do IT!

no error.  Just displayed DONE!
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Then it's probably working.  The message would displayed on the command line since it's a command line batch file.  But you're not on the command line, you're in your browser so you woudln't see it.
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Thank you.
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