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launch tsadmin.msc windows 7 visual basic .net

Posted on 2013-07-01
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I used this for XP
  Dim tsadminProcess As New ProcessStartInfo("tsadmin")   'setup tsadmin
        Process.Start(tsadminProcess)   'launch tsadmin

I can't get this to work for Windows 7.  For Windows 7 you need to call tsadmin.msc and it runs fine from the command line.  I can't get it to launch from vb using

  Dim tsadminProcess As New ProcessStartInfo("c:\windows\system32\tsadmin.msc")   'setup tsadmin
        Process.Start(tsadminProcess)   'launch tsadmin
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This works with VB.net and Windows 8:

Process.Start("compmgmt.msc")

However tsadmin.msc is not found on Windows 8 (and I suppose Windows 7). But you can use this:

Process.Start("mstsc.exe")

It runs Remote Desktop and I suppose that's what you want
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I'm looking to just start remote desktops services manager.  If I enter "c:\windows\system32\tsadmin.msc" at the command line it starts.  I does prompt me that it needs to be run as an admin.  I just wonder why it does not start from within vb.net.
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Do you get an error message?
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An unhandled exception of type 'System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception' occurred in System.dll
Additional information: The system cannot find the file specified
The thread '<Thread Ended>' (0x1dac) has exited with code 0 (0x0).
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Can you try this one and see if it works:

Process.Start("compmgmt.msc")
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That does work.  Not sure when tsadmin.msc does not work since it works fine from the commandline
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Ok, I got it working.

  '**************KILL CONNECTION BUTTON********************
        Dim tsadminProcess As New ProcessStartInfo("mmc.exe")   'setup tsadmin
        tsadminProcess.Arguments = "tsadmin.msc"
        Process.Start(tsadminProcess)   'launch tsadmin

Looks like I had to call mmc.exe and givve the arguments of tsadmin.msc
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Good that you could solve it
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Thanks for the help!  Got it working

Dim tsadminProcess As New ProcessStartInfo("mmc.exe")
tsadminProcess.Arguments = "tsadmin.msc"
Process.Start(tsadminProcess)
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