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Emiel Wieldraaijer

Unable to execute some files in System32 on W7 X64

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi,

I'm not sure if this is a Windows limitation or a Bug in AutoIt.

If you run the following code on Windows 7 X64 you will get the message that rstrui.exe not exists in Windows\System32 but it exists

if you execute rstrui from Windows start menu - run command it will run system restore. If you use the AutoIt Run command or shellexecute it does not

If FileExists (@WindowsDir & "\system32\regsvr32.exe") Then
    Msgbox (64, "Regsvr32", "Exists")
    RunWait (@WindowsDir & "\system32\regsvr32.exe")
Else
    Msgbox (16, "Regsvr32", "Not exists")
EndIf

If FileExists (@WindowsDir & "\system32\rstrui.exe") Then
    Msgbox (64, "Rstrui.exe", "Exists")
    RunWait (@WindowsDir & "\system32\rstrui.exe")
Else
    Msgbox (16, "Rstrui.exe", "Not exists")
EndIf

; The following line will do nothing
RunWait(@WindowsDir & "\system32\rstrui.exe")

; The following line will give you an error saying the file does not exist
ShellExecuteWait(@WindowsDir & "\system32\rstrui.exe")
Edited by Emiel Wieldraaijer

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@Jos

Sorry forgot to mention it ..

Even with #requireadmin it will not work... (another bug #requireadmin does not work when script isn't compiled. Already reported in the bugtracker)

AutoIt version 3.3.6.0 (X86 version)


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Not sure if a X64 utility can be properly shelled from a X86 cmd environment.

When I start CMD from "C:\Windows\SysWOW64" and then go to "C:\Windows\System32" and try to shell rstrui.exe i get:

C:\Windows\System32>rstrui.exe
'rstrui.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Isn't that really what you are trying to do here?

Edited by Jos

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@Jos

I can run rstrui.exe from the command prompt in Windows 7 X64 for c:\windows\system32

i can use the dir command

C:\Windows\System32>dir rstrui.exe
 Het volume in station C heeft geen naam.
 Het volumenummer is 8090-A9A5

 Map van C:\Windows\System32

14-07-2009  02:39           296.960 rstrui.exe
               1 bestand(en)          296.960 bytes
               0 map(pen)  390.757.281.792 bytes beschikbaar

C:\Windows\System32>

But AutoIt cannot

Windows 7 X64 Ultimate English (Dutch language MUI installed)


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I understand, but when you are in a X86 environment you will start the X86 cmd.exe and not the x64 version of CMD.exe.

Your tests are with the x64 version.

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You have to be sure what you run. If you run AutoIt x64 you will have this and with x86 that.

Likely there are no bugs, only misunderstandings.

Is this working?

#AutoIt3Wrapper_UseX64=y
ShellExecuteWait(@WindowsDir & "\system32\rstrui.exe")

Or maybe this?

#AutoIt3Wrapper_UseX64=n
DllCall("kernel32.dll", "boolean", "Wow64EnableWow64FsRedirection", "boolean", 0)
ShellExecuteWait(@WindowsDir & "\system32\rstrui.exe")

But why @WindowsDir & "\system32..." ?


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trancexx is correct.

On x64 Vista and Windows 7, file system redirection redirects calls to the system32 folder by 32-bit programs to the syswow64 folder, but there is no 32-bit version of System Restore (rstrui.exe) in the syswow64 folder. You can use the code below to temporarily disable File System Redirection while you make the call.

If @OSArch = "X64" Then
    Local $stOldVal = DllStructCreate("dword")
    DllCall("kernel32.dll", "int", "Wow64DisableWow64FsRedirection", "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($stOldVal))
    ShellExecute (@WindowsDir & "\System32\rstrui.exe")
    DllCall("kernel32.dll", "int", "Wow64RevertWow64FsRedirection", "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($stOldVal))
Else
    ShellExecute (@WindowsDir & "\System32\rstrui.exe")
EndIf
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@Jos

Thanks.. (ik had het beter in het nederlands kunnen uitleggen/i should have explained the problem in dutch)

@Trancexx

DllCall("kernel32.dll", "boolean", "Wow64EnableWow64FsRedirection", "boolean", 0)

Does the trick

@SystemDir did retrieve c:\windows\SysWOW64 and not c:\windows\system32 rstrui.exe only exists in c:\windows\system32

Thanks


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What's with all the Dutch people and AutoIt :mellow:

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@Raven1

Thanks

@Dani,

I really don't know .. maybe because it's free ... we dutch like free .. but we don't like spam.. and it's free :(


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