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ShawnW

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Not sure if its an AutoIt problem really, but maybe someone here can help.

Okay for fun I thought I'd see if I could send message boxes to my wife's computer with pstools, and maybe freak her out on Halloween because she believes all that John Edwards crap. I don't want it pre-scripted because I want to send different things based on her reaction. I put a copy of AutoIt3.exe on her base C: drive and ran this from a cmd console.

psexec \\comp c:\AutoIt3.exe /AutoIt3ExecuteLine  "MsgBox(0, 'Testing', 'Hello!')"

It started the AutoIt3.exe and even made the beep sound like a MsgBox poping up but there was no MsgBox to be found. I had to kill the AutoIt3.exe process manually. Then I tried it with the current logged in users credentials as well but had the same result. Is this some kind of security feature? I tried sending other code like

FileWrite("c:\test.txt","Hello!")

...and the file was created just fine, but the MsgBox() just doesn't seem to appear.

Shawn

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You could always try something like this:

psexec \\comp -i c:\AutoIt3.exe /AutoIt3ExecuteLine  "MsgBox(0, 'Testing', 'Hello!')"

This is what the -i is for:

-i Interactive - Run the program so that it interacts with the desktop on the remote system.


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Well good idea but that didn't work either

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Well good idea but that didn't work either

Without knowing the Operating System I'd suggest running this on the Command prompt and see if you have access to that computer.

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Win 7 for me XP for her. I do have access and am able to run other PSTools. And even create files with autoit. I just can't run anything that shows visable. I've even tried running an au3 script instead of a line and using SplashTextOn() with Sleep() to keep it a few seconds and this had the same result where the script was running but nothing displayed.

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yes I copied it there. The AutoIt3.exe actually shows as running in the processes list when the command runs so it is running.

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XP Home for example does not come out with the correct share to run psexec but would let you run some other tools.

If you run this on the command prompt it will report errors.


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Why not just make her computer reverse connect to yours or download a command from a website to execute on her computer?

If you really wanted to use cmd, couldn't you just enable net send?

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Well it's to late now, she didn't get on her computer really last night anyway so I wouldn't have had the chance anyway. But just to respond...

XP Home for example does not come out with the correct share to run psexec but would let you run some other tools.

If you run this on the command prompt it will report errors.

People keep missing the fact that the script was actually running. If I ran other lines of code that were not visible, such as creating files or anything in the background, the lines were executed perfectly. Even when I did MsgBox(), my wife's computer would make the beep like a message box poped up. Also, a process for AutoIt3.exe was created and remained running because the invisible message box could not be closed. I had to manually kill this process using task manager or pskill. So it is not a permissions or sharing issue. I can run code, just everything I run has no interface. Nothing visible to the user except a process in the background.

Why not just make her computer reverse connect to yours or download a command from a website to execute on her computer?

If you really wanted to use cmd, couldn't you just enable net send?

Yeah that's a little more work than I was looking for in a small Halloween prank.

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