• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 419
  • Last Modified:

VBScript fails when launched via HKLM...Run key

Hello - I am at a loss and am hoping someone might know how to resolve the issue I am having.  The script below is being used to launch an application .exe - hiding the CMD window from the users.  It is being triggered from the registry key "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Run".  This is so that it runs when anyone logs on.

The script works perfectly well as admin or non-admin user when launched manually.  However, it always fails on the "objShell.Run" line when the registry key is used stating that it cannot find the file specified.  I have attempted a 5 second timeout and that did not help either.

The .exe and the .vbs are located in the same sub-directory of "C:\Program Files".

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!

'==== start script ====

Set objShell       = CreateObject("wscript.shell")
Set objFSO       = Createobject("scripting.filesystemobject")
strScriptPath       = objFSO.getabsolutepathname("")
strFileName      = "\AppName.exe"

strCommand = chr(34) & strScriptPath & strFileName & chr(34)

objShell.Run strCommand,0

'==== end script ====
0
tneubauertocg
Asked:
tneubauertocg
1 Solution
 
RobSampsonCommented:
Hi, if AppName.exe is in the same folder as the script, then use

strScriptPath       = objFSO.GetParentFolderName(WScript.ScriptFullName)

Regards,

Rob.
0
 
tneubauertocgAuthor Commented:
Worked like a charm - thank you!
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Cloud Class® Course: SQL Server Core 2016

This course will introduce you to SQL Server Core 2016, as well as teach you about SSMS, data tools, installation, server configuration, using Management Studio, and writing and executing queries.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now