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ShellExecute on Win7 and wauauclt.exe

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I came across the following issue: I have a script that works perfectly well on XP, which removes bandwidth limitation for a while in order to perform faster WSUS update while setting up a new machine. When launching on Win 7 I get the following error message:

"Windows cannot find 'wuauclt.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.".

Here is a line in question:


Full path does not help either (ie. "c:\windows\system32\wuauclt.exe").

Has anyone got any clue, what the reason could be? Or in other words, how to launch that command? BTW, it works perfectly well from command line...



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Hi and Welcome to the forums!

Let me guess, you are runnning a x86 script on x64 Windows? Please note that wuauclt.exe is in \system32\ so it's a x64 app. You either need to add #AutoIt3Wrapper_UseX64=y to make sure your script run/compile to x64, or use the DllCall() on the page "Running under Windows 64-bit Edition" in helpfile if you insist on using x86 scripts.

If you have no idea why I just said that, then go read the aforementioned page in helpfile, follow it's msdn link and read that too.

Reading some pages from Programming Guide for 64-bit Windows might be interesting too.

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