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Hi there,

Sorry I am a newbie to this. I have created a gui box with various buttons which interact with pstools commands, the data is output via a DOS window and mostly the hostname that I want to interact with comes from the INPUT box within the gui.


Case $msg = $Button_7


$iPID = Run('cmd.exe')


send ("c: {ENTER}")

send ("cd\ {ENTER}")

send ("cd c:\temp\ps {ENTER}")

Send('pslist \\' & GUICtrlRead($Input) & '{ENTER}')

SO if the input box contained data:, the PSTools command "pslist \\" will be fired up in a DOS window.

Now rather than grab hostnames from an input box, I want it to grab the hostname(s) from the first cell (or even a column) in an active excel sheet. This is where I am getting a bit stuck. So assuming that cell A1 has in it, I included the "#Include <Excel.au3>" in the top of the script and then tried:

Case $msg = $Button_8

; IPconfig check on remote PC

$iPID = Run('cmd.exe')


;Read the cell A1 which contains the numbers:

_ExcelReadCell($oExcel, $sA [, $iColumn = 1])

; now the following should bring up another DOS window with the remote cmd prompt running from the ip that was in the excel list

send ("psexec \\ &_ExcelReadCell cmd {ENTER}")

winwaitactive ("")

However, something keeps failing. Would be grateful for any help you can give.

Basically, I am trying to open a cmd prompt from another machine using PSEXEC...once opened, we are going to do a "ipconfig/all" and want to see if the machine is configured with DHCP=YES ot DHCP=no (ie static).



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Try to debug a little bit.

#include <Excel.au3>
Local $oExcel = _ExcelBookOpen(@ScriptDir & '\ip.xlsx', 0, 0)

For $i = 1 To 5 ;Loop
    $sCellValue = _ExcelReadCell($oExcel, $i, 1)
    ConsoleWrite($sCellValue & @CRLF)

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;Read the cell A1 which contains the numbers:

_ExcelReadCell($oExcel, $sA [, $iColumn = 1])

What does $sA equal? This would be the correct way to read Cell A1:


If you look in the help file the first number is the column (The letter in excel) and the 2nd number is the row (the numbers in excel).

You could use a for loop to read an entire column in excel if you want to:

$iCnt = 1
While 1
     $sRead = _ExcelReadCell($oExcel,$iCnt,1)
     If $sRead = "" Then ExitLoop
     ;Do what you want with the data gathered
     $iCnt +=1
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