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Help with "Run" function

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Ok, it's probably a very easy issue to solve. I'm new to this scripting stuff : )

I've been trying to use AutoIt over a network. I have all of the scripts, applications, etc. on a "server" PC running XP pro.

I'm using the program to automate the installation of our software package for all of our new and refurbished PCs at our repair shop.

I've written scripts for approx. 10 programs and tested them successfully on the "server" PC and on discs. My problem lies when I try to run the compiled scripts from another PC on the network. I've tried to use:

Run("F:\Installs\program.exe") and Run("\\Newserver\F:\Installs\program.exe") but neither seems to work.

What should I use to point to the directories on the "server" pc? Do I need to put the workgroup or IP address of the server PC? All of the machines are in the same workgroup.

Also, some of the programs are in different folders on the "server" PC, does that make a difference?

Thank you for your help.

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If the F: drive is shared, you'd use ServerFfilename.exe, if it's not shared, you'd have to use the administrative sharename which would be ServerF$filename.exe. If you're on a domain, and not a work group, and the log in used on the computer you're running it on is for an admistrator of the domain, you can use the Run command. If the computers are on a Workgroup, you'd need to use RunAs, and supply the credentials of an administrator of the computer that holds the program that you're running, the "server" computer's administrator that is.

Edited by BrewManNH

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