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Psexec don't work running as LocalSystem

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Hi Guys,

I need some help, I have a service running as LocalSystem on windows 2008 and in any  remote installation of the windows 7 64 bits can not send some file

my sintax:

Psexec /accepteula "\\ch1c4umPC" -c -f -d -i -u "domtest.local\administrator" -p "mypass" -n 10 -h c:\installer.exe" "\VERYSILENT" "\SERVERNAME="SERV2008"";

but when I run as administrator  level user the  command functions normally.

And if I run as a service NT AUTHORITY/LocalService the remote installation work perfect but my level user privileges are minimal
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by:arnold
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installer.exe does it require other resources or just copying installer.exe to the remote system and running it enough?

Take out the -i (interact with the desktop) option it does not serve any purpose here.
Not sure what your -h option is if you want it to run with a high priority, you should use -high

You have admin login information.  you may want to include the -s option that will run the remote process with system level rights provided the username password you are using/providing are valid.

Depending on the software you are trying to push, using Software deployment in a GPO might be a better more manageable setup/approach.
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I did the tests, but not solved!!
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What test? Did you copy install.exe to a separate system and tried to install and it failed?
I.e. install.exe is just a part of what s needed.

You should create a share and use the shared path with psexec to install.  
Install.exe /?
See if it has options such as /a that help in creating an MSI, response file that can be used in a GPO to deploy the software installation.
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by:bluepex
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Yes I did all the tests imaginable, at least for me ...

The problem is that when i running psexec in user-level and i open the cmd psexec call and pass the parameters works but if I run eg psexec -s cmd /c psexec "\\ch1c4umPC" -d -i -u "domtest.local\administrator" -p "mypass" -n 10 -h c:\installer.exe" "\VERYSILENT" "\SERVERNAME="SERV2008""; when I indicate a machine windows 7 always returns access denied
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arnold earned 210 total points
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Why do you have two psexec in the command line?
you should have only one.the last option should be /verysilent

You seem to be using psexec twice once to start cmd on the local system that copies and will run psexec "\\ch1c4umPC" -d -i -u "domtest.local\administrator" -p "mypass" -n 10 -h c:\installer.exe" "\VERYSILENT"

To what end?
Why not run
psexec "\\ch1c4umPC" -c -d -i -u "domtest.local\administrator" -p "mypass" -n 10 -h c:\installer.exe" "\VERYSILENT" from the get go?
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