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Problems Calling VBS through MSSQL

Posted on 2011-09-20
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Dear Experts,

I’m currently trying to call this VBS through MSSQL using xp_cmdshell.  Works in cmd, and ‘executes’ in SQL – but without actually running the VBS.  The script calls ImageMagick to convert (split) a single multiple page tiff, to multiple single page files.

I’ve tried relocating the VBS to the C:\Windows\system32\ directory, along with all of the following commands to no avail, and I can’t find anything that works on the web.

EXEC master.dbo.xp_cmdshell 'C:\Windows\System32\cscript.exe "C:\tests\convert.VBS" //B', NO_OUTPUT

EXEC master.dbo.xp_cmdshell 'cscript convert.VBS' –-.vbs in system32 directory

EXEC master.dbo.xp_cmdshell '"C:\tests\convert.VBS"'

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Here’s the VBS

set img = CreateObject("ImageMagickObject.MagickImage.1")
set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
set files = fso.GetFolder("C:/TESTS").Files
for each file in files
	img.Convert file.name, "C:/TESTS/converted/%d_" & file.name

	'if file.name == ("convert.VBS") then
		'do nothing
	'else
		'fso.deletefile(file.name)
	'end if
next
set files = fso.GetFolder("C:/TESTS/converted").FIles
for each file in files
	wscript.echo file.name
next
WScript.Quit(0)

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Thank you, experts!
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Question by:robthomas09
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You need to use the full path and the startup account for the SQL Server service needs to have access to it.
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by:RobSampson
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And if EXEC can't deal with parameters, make a batch file that has
cscript.exe "C:\tests\convert.VBS" //B

and then try calling the batch file:
EXEC master.dbo.xp_cmdshell 'c:\tests\runvbs.bat'

Rob.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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Good point.
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by:RobSampson
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I'm not sure if that's the case...it's just a gues...
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