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Don't name script shutdown.exe

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I don't have a question, just thought I would share something I discoverd. Maybe everybody else already knows this but I didn't. Don't name your script Shutdown.exe.

I created a Shutdown.exe script that I execute on remote PCs to shut them down. I was executing this script on the remote PCs using the psexec utility from my main PC. It was working on XP PCs but not Vista or Win7. Once I renamed the script ShDown.exe everything worked.

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It should still work, just provide a complete path to the EXE because Windows (depending on your installation) probably has its own already in C:\Windows\System32

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Thinking about it (took me a while) AutoIt (I think) will look in the @ScriptDir first and then the System Folder second. So as MrMitchell said if you provide a complete path to Shutdown.exe then you can rename your program Shutdown.exe

Edit: WOW, I was right :x

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Outfile=Shutdown.exe
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_Fileversion=1.0.0.0

MsgBox(0, "Should be V1.0.0.0 if I was right :)", FileGetVersion("Shutdown.exe"))
Edited by guinness

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The reason I mentioned it was because if you run PSExec on ComputerA with the intention of executing something on computerB i.e. "psexec \\ComputerB shutdown.exe", by default I think it looks for shutdown.exe in the remote computer's %SYSTEM% directory, unless you specify the absolute path of shutdown.exe. If I read correctly I think that's what the OP is doing here.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Momentary lapse of stupidity on my part! Sorry! Tested after compiling (idiot) and I was right it checks the @ScripDir first. See updated post above. Edited by guinness

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The full path will be required because psexec will first look for the file in the computers path environment.


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Odd. Maybe there is more to this than I realize. I am using the full path to my files. Here is the code I am using to run the Shutdown.exe script:

Run("\\netdrive\tools\pstools\psexec.exe \\pcname -u user -p pass -d -c -i 1 \\netdrive\autoit\Shutdown.exe", "", @SW_HIDE)

And here is the full code of the Shutdown.exe script:

; GUI
#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>

GuiCreate("Shutdown PC", 330, 80, 900, 20)
$Text = "Shutting down PC in 10 seconds"
$Label = GuiCtrlCreateLabel($Text, 15, 15, 200, 20)
$OKButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 190, 45, 60)
$CancelButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Cancel", 250, 45, 60)
GUISetBkColor(0xffff00)
GuiSetState()

Sleep(500)

$begin = TimerInit()
Do
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $msg
    Case $OKButton
        ExitLoop
    Case $CancelButton
        Exit
    Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Exit
    Case Else
    EndSwitch
    sleep(10)
    $TimeDif = round(TimerDiff($begin) / 1000)
    $RevTimeDif = abs($TimeDif - 10)
    $NewText = "Shutting down PC in " & $RevTimeDif & " seconds"
    If $NewText <> $Text Then
        $Text = $NewText
        GUICtrlSetData($Label, $Text)
    EndIf
Until $TimeDif > 10
If @OSVersion = "WIN_2000" Then
    ShellExecute("\\netdrive\tools\shutdownrestart\psshutdown.exe","-t 0 -k","","",@SW_HIDE)
Else
    Shutdown(29)
EndIf

I just tried it again and when the file is named Shutdown.exe it does not work but renaming to Shdown.exe did work.

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move your file to the root of \\netdirve\ and it should get picked up since that is the first level of the path environment.


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