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Run("cmd.exe") from a location other than C:\Windows\System32 in Windows 7 (64-bit)

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In Vista, I was able to run a script from D:\ and have Run("cmd.exe") open the command prompt for me to open a telnet session. In 7, the script tries to telnet from D:\. How can I get the script to telnet from where it should, regardless of where it is located?

I've tried @ComSpec, and using @SystemDir as the working directory.

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GEOSoft

http://www.leateds.com/2009/telnet-for-windows-vista-windows-7/


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darkjohn20

I don't think this what he was looking for? I could be wrong, but it seems like he already has Telnet, but it's trying to work from a different drive?

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Windows 7 does not include telnet.exe by default. You have to install it first. The article describes how to do that.

Also, the command should be Run(@SystemDir & "\the_app.exe")


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I don't think this what he was looking for? I could be wrong, but it seems like he already has Telnet, but it's trying to work from a different drive?

Whether or not it's what he was looking for, the odds are that it's the solution to the problem.

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darkjohn20

Yeah.

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autoit0822

I have no trouble opening a command prompt manually and running telnet from there; I just can't get it to work in an AutoIt script.

If I

run("cmd.exe")
or
run(@ComSpec)
or
run(@ComSpec & " /k" & @SystemDir & "\telnet 192.168.1.1","")
(and @SystemDir wrongly points to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 anyway), the script fails.

It seems the only way I could possibly run the script is from C:\Windows\System32; but I'm hoping that others are using Windows 7 (64-bit) and have figured out a way around this problem.

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GEOSoft

(and @SystemDir wrongly points to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 anyway)

Invalid assumption. For 64 bit SysWOW64 is @SystemDir. Stop thinking that System32 has always been and will always continue to be the system dir because neither assumption is correct. At one time the System dir was C:\Windows\System. For backward compatability with some software that folder was left in System32 became the the system dir. Now with 64bit it's changed again but again for compatability reasons the others are left in place. I must admit, it's been a long time since I saw an installer that actually placed files in Windows\System\

Try

Run(@ComSpec & " /k " & @WindowsDir & "\system32\telnet 192.168.1.1","")

You were also missing a space after the /k

Edit: Probably not but you might have to also change telnet to telnet.exe

Edited by GEOSoft

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autoit0822

I tried your suggested code, both with and without .exe and a space after the /k, but it's still not recognising telnet.

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GEOSoft

Run this and post the results

MsgBox(0, "TEST", FileExists(@WindowsDir & "\system32\telnet.exe"))

Also try this

$sFile = FileGetShortName(@DeskTopDir) & "\tstreslt.txt"
Run(@Comspec & " /k " & @WindowsDir & "\system32\telnet 192.168.1.1 > $sFile","")

AnyThing in the file?

Next

$sFile = FileGetShortName(@DeskTopDir) & "\tstreslt.txt"
$sErr = ""
$Run = Run(@Comspec & " /k " & @WindowsDir & "\system32\telnet 192.168.1.1","", @SW_MAXIMIZE, 0x4)
While ProcessExists($Run)
   $sErr = StderrRead($Run)
WEnd
MsgBox(0, "Test", $sErr)

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99ojo

Hi,

have you checked, where your telnet.exe is installed? I just install the telnet client on Win 7 64 Bit Ultimate. My InstallDir is

@WindowsDir & "\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-telnet-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_1426830c3ebb712d

I copied the file into @WindowsDir & \system32 and the code is running with autoit:

Run(@ComSpec & " /k " & @WindowsDir & "\system32\telnet.exe 192.168.1.1","")

;-))

Stefan

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autoit0822

First test: result is "0".

Second: telnet is not recognised.

Third: empty dialog box.

Stefan: my telnet is located in C:\Windows\System32; the problem I'm having is that an AutoIt script can't run outside this location.

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GEOSoft

well, you forced me to install it (now to get it uninstalled cleanly I hope i have a good restore point).

It didn't work here either and this showed me why

ShellExecuteWait("telnet.exe", "192.168.1.1")

It's not connecting because port 23 isn't open and I'm not about to open it for something I'm removing anyway.


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Have a look at the page in the help file titled Running under Windows 64-bit Edition

I am guessing that you are running 32bit AutoIt on a 64bit OS and thus the filesystem redirection is occurring. You will notice a DllCall on the help file page above which disables the redirection. That should help telnet to run from your script.

I also answered a similar problem here and supplied a UDF for the filesystem redirection handling.

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99ojo

Hi,

check your path variable and be sure that telnet.exe is really in system32 folder.

My telnet.exe is located in c:\windows\system32.

If i run

MsgBox(0, "TEST", FileExists(@WindowsDir & "\system32\telnet.exe")); this shows me !!! 1 !!! -> file is in folder
Run(@ComSpec & " /k " & "telnet.exe 192.168.1.1","c:\temp")

telnet starts and try to connect 192.168.1.1.

;-))

Stefan

@Edit: I'm running 32 Bit Autoit on 64 Bit Win 7

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