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psexec error system cannot find the file specified

Posted on 2012-04-09
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I need to run a program on a local computer using a batch file. I need to runas a different user and I need to save the password. Since runas does not let you save the password I am trying psexec. For some reason, no matter what I try I get the error"The system cannot find the file specified."

The program is in c:\windows\system32. I copied psexec into that folder and ran

psexec ProgramName.exe

psexec c:\windows\system32\ProgramName.exe

psexec \\LocalComputerName c:\windows\system32\ProgramName.exe

I still get the message that the file is not found

I am an administrator and for testing purposes, I am using my credentials.
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first make sure the command is running with administrator permissions

right click cmd and select run as administrator
 try below command then..

c:\windows\system32\psexec \\Localhost "c:\windows\system32\ProgramName.exe"
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Using localhost instead of computer name worked. Not sure why but it did
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