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I have scripts that I use to install new versions of software each year and each year they seem to work with some minor path tweaks. However, this year I cannot get one command to fire off. The path is good because I can execute it from START>RUN, but under RunWait, ProcessWait, or ProcessWaitClose the executable won't execute. Here is the command line...

RunWait(@ComSpec & '/c \\deploy1\install\licensed\sc\autodesk\Inv2011\Inv2011',@MyDocumentsDir,@SW_HIDE)

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Correction on the path:

RunWait(@ComSpec & '/c \\deploy1\install\licensed\sc\autodesk\Inv2011\Inv2011.lnk',@MyDocumentsDir,@SW_HIDE)

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Is the file in My documents? if so you try:

RunWait(@MyDocumentsDir & '\deploy1\install\licensed\sc\autodesk\Inv2011\Inv2011.lnk','',@SW_HIDE)

Edited by Beege

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No, the path points to a remote installation folder.

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Are you sure it doesn't run? Because you have the window hidden it might be running and you're missing it.

Also, you're running a shortcut, does that shortcut point to a valid location on the computer you're running the script from? If it's pointing to a file on the server, and the shortcut doesn't use a UNC path to point to that location, for example uses C:\Somefile.exe, instead of \\deploy1\install\licensed\sc\autodesk\Inv2011\Somefile.exe then it won't work either because it's looking for Somefile.exe on the computer you're running the script from.


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Thanks for the input from all.

Through more trial and error, I stumbled upon a syntax that is working and pass it along in case anyone cares.

I have used the following for several years:

RunWait(@ComSpec & '/c \\deploy1\install\licensed\sc\autodesk\Inv2011\Inv2011.lnk',@MyDocumentsDir,@SW_HIDE)

I changed to:

RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c" & '\\deploy1\install\licensed\sc\autodesk\Inv2011\Inv2011.lnk',"",@SW_HIDE)

The key is the space between the first " and the /c". I take that space out and it does not kick the link off. I add the space and the it fires up every time.

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Without the space before the /c the command line reads like this C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe/c and Windows interprets that like you're trying to find the file "c" in the "C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe" folder and there's a really good possibility that you don't have a file called c in a folder called cmd.exe on the system. ;)

Edited by BrewManNH

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