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# Loop dies at 60

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This is bizarre. I am doing a lookup of computer names in active directory to find where they are located. I paste a list of the file names into an edit box, convert the list to an array and then loop through the array looking up each computer and writing it and its location to a file. Whenever I reach the 60th computer, the loop hangs up and the program locks. What is going on???

;Program to find the location of computers based on their system names.
;Expect single computer, text file list, or drag and drop functionality.

#include <array.au3>
#include <DellRelatedFunctions.au3>
#include <constants.au3>
#include <INet.au3>
dim $pingreply[4] = ["Host is offline","Host is unreachable","Bad destination","Unknown error"] dim$out = "", $output = "" dim$scope = '"ou=SHS",dc=SAU,dc=SPRIZE,dc=com'; for example
global $strComputer global$file
HotKeySet("{ESC}","_terminate")
Opt("TrayIconDebug", 1)
GUICreate("Locate computers",500,700,300,200)
$label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Type or paste the list of computers from MVsoft PCbase here:",10,10,200,15)$EditBox = GUICtrlCreateEdit("",10,35,300,600,$ES_AUTOVSCROLL+$WS_VSCROLL+$ES_MULTILINE) ;GUICtrlSetState(1,$gui_acceptfiles)
$GO = GUICtrlCreateButton("GO",320,35,100,35)$email = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Send results as email?",320,80,200,15)
$label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("NOTE: Results are automatically stored in clipboard. Paste into any text box using CTRL-V",320,150,150,150) GUISetState() FileDelete(@TempDir & "\FindRoomLocation.txt")$file = FileOpen(@TempDir & "\FindRoomLocation.txt", 1)
;MsgBox(1,"File Handle =",$file) ; Check if file opened for writing OK If$file = -1 Then
MsgBox(0, "Error", "Unable to open file.")
Exit
EndIf

while 1 ; Wait for user to select checkboxes and then press the "Go" button to begin routines
$msg = guigetmsg() Select Case$msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE; If user closes the dialog box the program is ended FileClose(@TempDir & "\FindRoomLocation.txt") Exit Case$msg = $GO$CollectionBox = GUICtrlRead(4)
$arCollectionBox = StringSplit($CollectionBox,@LF)
_ArrayDisplay($arCollectionBox,"This is the array") for$i = 1 to $arCollectionBox[0] ;MsgBox(1,"array contents",$arCollectionBox[$i])$out = ""
$pid = "" ;ToolTip("$arCollectionBox = " & StringStripCR($arCollectionBox[$i]))
;Sleep(1000)
$strComputer = StringStripWS(StringRight($arCollectionBox[$i],StringInStr(StringStripCR($arCollectionBox[$i])," ","",-1)),8) ToolTip($strComputer)
;Sleep(1000)
; Get dn of current computer
$pid = run(@comspec & " /c \\student2\apps$\_bin\utils\AdFind.exe -b " _
& $scope & ' -dn -f name=' &$strComputer,@TempDir,"",$stdout_child) While 1$out &= StdoutRead($pid) If @error = -1 Then ExitLoop ;MsgBox(0, "STDOUT read:",$out)
Wend
;MsgBox(0, "STDOUT read:", $out) if StringInStr($out,"1 Object") <> 0 Then
$rightout = StringTrimLeft($out,StringInStr($out,"OU=")+2) ;ToolTip("$rightout" & $rightout) ;Sleep(1000)$leftout = StringLeft($rightout,StringInStr($rightout,",",0,3)-1)
;ToolTip("$leftout" &$leftout)
;Sleep(1000)
$output =$strComputer & " is located in " & $leftout & @CRLF ;ToolTip($output)
;Sleep(1000)
FileWrite($file,$output)
EndIf
if StringInStr($out,"0 Objects") <> 0 Then$output = $strComputer & " is not listed in Active Directory" & @CRLF FileWrite($file, $output) EndIf Next ;MsgBox(64,"Locations of all computers listed: ",$output)
;ClipPut($output) run("notepad " & @TempDir & "\FindRoomLocation.txt") FileClose(@TempDir & "\FindRoomLocation.txt") if GUICtrlRead($email) = 1 Then
$Address = InputBox('Address', 'Enter the E-Mail address to send message to')$Subject = InputBox('Subject', 'Name of software that you are locating')
$Body =$output
MsgBox(0,'E-Mail has been opened','The E-Mail has been opened and process identifier for the E-Mail client is ' & _INetMail($address,$subject, $body)) EndIf Exit EndSelect WEnd Func _terminate() Exit 0 EndFunc Here's the computer list: systems sys0001 systems sys0002 systems sys0003 systems sys0004 systems sys0005 systems sys0006 systems sys0007 systems sys0008 systems sys0009 systems sys0010 systems sys0011 systems sys0012 systems sys0013 systems sys0014 systems sys0015 systems sys0016 systems sys0017 systems sys0018 systems sys0019 systems sys0020 systems sys0021 systems sys0022 systems sys0023 systems sys0024 systems sys0025 systems sys0026 systems sys0027 systems sys0028 systems sys0029 systems sys0030 systems sys0031 systems sys0032 systems sys0033 systems sys0034 systems sys0035 systems sys0036 systems sys0037 systems sys0038 systems sys0039 systems sys0040 systems sys0041 systems sys0042 systems sys0043 systems sys0044 systems sys0045 systems sys0046 systems sys0047 systems sys0048 systems sys0049 systems sys0050 systems sys0051 systems sys0052 systems sys0053 systems sys0054 systems sys0055 systems sys0056 systems sys0057 systems sys0058 systems sys0059 systems sys0060 systems sys0061 systems sys0062 systems sys0063 systems sys0064 systems sys0065 systems sys0066 systems sys0067 systems sys0068 systems sys0069 systems sys0070 systems sys0071 systems sys0072 systems sys0073 systems sys0074 systems sys0075 systems sys0076 systems sys0077 systems sys0078 systems sys0079 ...by the way, it's pronounced: "JIF"... Bob Berry --- inventor of the GIF format #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites This is bizarre. I am doing a lookup of computer names in active directory to find where they are located. I paste a list of the file names into an edit box, convert the list to an array and then loop through the array looking up each computer and writing it and its location to a file. Whenever I reach the 60th computer, the loop hangs up and the program locks. What is going on??? ;Program to find the location of computers based on their system names. ;Expect single computer, text file list, or drag and drop functionality. #include <array.au3> #include <DellRelatedFunctions.au3> #include <constants.au3> #include <INet.au3> dim$pingreply[4] = ["Host is offline","Host is unreachable","Bad destination","Unknown error"]
dim $out = "",$output = ""
dim $scope = '"ou=SHS",dc=SAU,dc=SPRIZE,dc=com'; for example global$strComputer
global $file HotKeySet("{ESC}","_terminate") Opt("TrayIconDebug", 1) GUICreate("Locate computers",500,700,300,200)$label1 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("Type or paste the list of computers from MVsoft PCbase here:",10,10,200,15)
$EditBox = GUICtrlCreateEdit("",10,35,300,600,$ES_AUTOVSCROLL+$WS_VSCROLL+$ES_MULTILINE)
;GUICtrlSetState(1,$gui_acceptfiles)$GO = GUICtrlCreateButton("GO",320,35,100,35)
$email = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Send results as email?",320,80,200,15)$label2 = GUICtrlCreateLabel("NOTE: Results are automatically stored in clipboard. Paste into any text box using CTRL-V",320,150,150,150)
GUISetState()
FileDelete(@TempDir & "\FindRoomLocation.txt")
$file = FileOpen(@TempDir & "\FindRoomLocation.txt", 1) ;MsgBox(1,"File Handle =",$file)
; Check if file opened for writing OK
If $file = -1 Then MsgBox(0, "Error", "Unable to open file.") Exit EndIf while 1; Wait for user to select checkboxes and then press the "Go" button to begin routines$msg = guigetmsg()
Select
Case $msg =$GUI_EVENT_CLOSE; If user closes the dialog box the program is ended
FileClose(@TempDir & "\FindRoomLocation.txt")
Exit
Case $msg =$GO
$CollectionBox = GUICtrlRead(4)$arCollectionBox = StringSplit($CollectionBox,@LF) _ArrayDisplay($arCollectionBox,"This is the array")

for $i = 1 to$arCollectionBox[0]
;MsgBox(1,"array contents",$arCollectionBox[$i])
$out = ""$pid = ""
;ToolTip("$arCollectionBox = " & StringStripCR($arCollectionBox[$i])) ;Sleep(1000)$strComputer = StringStripWS(StringRight($arCollectionBox[$i],StringInStr(StringStripCR($arCollectionBox[$i]),"  ","",-1)),8)
ToolTip($strComputer) ;Sleep(1000) ; Get dn of current computer$pid = run(@comspec & " /c \\student2\apps$\_bin\utils\AdFind.exe -b " _ &$scope & ' -dn -f name=' & $strComputer,@TempDir,"",$stdout_child)
While 1
$out &= StdoutRead($pid)
If @error = -1 Then ExitLoop
;MsgBox(0, "STDOUT read:", $out) Wend ;MsgBox(0, "STDOUT read:",$out)
if StringInStr($out,"1 Object") <> 0 Then$rightout = StringTrimLeft($out,StringInStr($out,"OU=")+2)
;ToolTip("$rightout" &$rightout)
;Sleep(1000)
$leftout = StringLeft($rightout,StringInStr($rightout,",",0,3)-1) ;ToolTip("$leftout" & $leftout) ;Sleep(1000)$output = $strComputer & " is located in " &$leftout & @CRLF
;ToolTip($output) ;Sleep(1000) FileWrite($file, $output) EndIf if StringInStr($out,"0 Objects") <> 0 Then
$output =$strComputer & " is not listed in Active Directory" & @CRLF
FileWrite($file,$output)
EndIf
Next
;MsgBox(64,"Locations of all computers listed: ",$output) ;ClipPut($output)
run("notepad " & @TempDir & "\FindRoomLocation.txt")
FileClose(@TempDir & "\FindRoomLocation.txt")
if GUICtrlRead($email) = 1 Then MsgBox(1,"Username=",@UserName)$Address = InputBox('Address', 'Enter the E-Mail address to send message to')
$Subject = InputBox('Subject', 'Name of software that you are locating')$Body = $output MsgBox(0,'E-Mail has been opened','The E-Mail has been opened and process identifier for the E-Mail client is ' & _INetMail($address, $subject,$body))
EndIf
Exit
EndSelect
WEnd

Func _terminate()
Exit 0
EndFunc

Here's the computer list:

have you tried removing the 60th computer, to see if it's the value causing issues, or if it's just the 60th iteration?

1100111 00001011101111 00011101101111 00010111100100 00001111110100 00110111110010 00101101111001 0011100i didn't make up this form of encryption, but i like it.credit to the lvl 6 challenge on arcanum.co.nz

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have you tried removing the 60th computer, to see if it's the value causing issues, or if it's just the 60th iteration?

Good idea, and yes, I did try that. I also used a different list of 60+ machines that were made up in Excel and it still dies. I then changed the select case method to if then method. Same thing. I now re-initialize all variables used in the loop each time the loop begins. I also ran the adfind command string outside of AutoIT in a batch file and it runs fine right through 80+ values. It has to be something about AutoIT that is limited by the number 60. I know that only 64 files can be open at once, so I close the file every time I write to it. I also found one comment in the help file that you can only make arrays up to 21 elements, but that's if you use arraycreate, not stringsplit.

The only other weird thing is that if I view the value of $out as it is generated, some of the machines near the end of the list will give no output. However, this did not happen when I used the batch file above. Help! ...by the way, it's pronounced: "JIF"... Bob Berry --- inventor of the GIF format #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites By the way, the code stops on line 65: "$out &= StdoutRead($pid)" ...by the way, it's pronounced: "JIF"... Bob Berry --- inventor of the GIF format #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Good idea, and yes, I did try that. I also used a different list of 60+ machines that were made up in Excel and it still dies. I then changed the select case method to if then method. Same thing. I now re-initialize all variables used in the loop each time the loop begins. I also ran the adfind command string outside of AutoIT in a batch file and it runs fine right through 80+ values. It has to be something about AutoIT that is limited by the number 60. I know that only 64 files can be open at once, so I close the file every time I write to it. I also found one comment in the help file that you can only make arrays up to 21 elements, but that's if you use arraycreate, not stringsplit. The only other weird thing is that if I view the value of$out as it is generated, some of the machines near the end of the list will give no output. However, this did not happen when I used the batch file above.

Help!

i saw that comment once too, about 21 elements, don't remember where, but if you look at the language limits in the faq, it gives you a much more acceptable number...

1100111 00001011101111 00011101101111 00010111100100 00001111110100 00110111110010 00101101111001 0011100i didn't make up this form of encryption, but i like it.credit to the lvl 6 challenge on arcanum.co.nz

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This won't solve the problem at hand but this line is awfully suspicious:

$CollectionBox = GUICtrlRead(4) I don't believe that a hard-coded number should ever be supplied as a control ID. Could you please also consider trimming your code down a bit (e.g. getting rid of the GUI integration)? This will help in narrowing down the cause. #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites This won't solve the problem at hand but this line is awfully suspicious: $CollectionBox = GUICtrlRead(4)

I don't believe that a hard-coded number should ever be supplied as a control ID.

Could you please also consider trimming your code down a bit (e.g. getting rid of the GUI integration)? This will help in narrowing down the cause.

Thanks Alex. I will try changing the GuiCtrlRead line as the number can change with changes in the gui.... although if that number is wrong, the msgbox showing the entire array will have bogus values. I will try to narrow down the code as well by simply entering computer numbers rather than the strings that have to be parsed and trimmed. I've been hot and cold with the $stdout_child method of collecting output from run commands, so I'm also going to try using to output the run command to the clipboard, as I've done before and find out if$stdout_child is the culprit. Is there anything else in the code that would be opening 64 files and reaching that limitation?

Best, Jeff

...by the way, it's pronounced: "JIF"... Bob Berry --- inventor of the GIF format

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I don't believe that you are reaching any AutoIt limits because you would most likely receive an AutoIt error and the script would terminate.

You seem to open many processes during the life of the script (even though it doesn't appear that they overlap). Maybe one is opening and then getting stuck?

I don't believe that you need @ComSpec to launch ADFind either (at least while using StdOutRead()).

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I don't believe that you are reaching any AutoIt limits because you would most likely receive an AutoIt error and the script would terminate.

You seem to open many processes during the life of the script (even though it doesn't appear that they overlap). Maybe one is opening and then getting stuck?

I don't believe that you need @ComSpec to launch ADFind either (at least while using StdOutRead()).

Well, on my way to simplifying the code, I ended up exchanging the $stdout_child method for my old tried-and-true clipboard method and it worked. No matter how many computer names I pump into it, the process always completes. So..... I will try the old code with your suggestion of removing the @comspec and see if the helps. I still think that the internals of stdoutread have some issues. Earlier this year I ran into a problem when the size of the output of my run command was too large for stdoutread to entirely capture. It always stopped collecting at the same point (several hundred bytes from an ipconfig /all command). That was in combination with PSEXEC from sysinternals, so, again, not a clean issue to troubleshoot. I'll post here again if I find anything more on ADFind and STDOUTREAD()... Jeff P.S. I used to work in advertising and headlines were the best part! ...by the way, it's pronounced: "JIF"... Bob Berry --- inventor of the GIF format #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites so what do you want the script to do exactly? [left][sub]We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine.[/sub][sup]And the machine is bleeding to death...[/sup][sup][/sup][/left] #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Well, on my way to simplifying the code, I ended up exchanging the$stdout_child method for my old tried-and-true clipboard method and it worked. No matter how many computer names I pump into it, the process always completes. So..... I will try the old code with your suggestion of removing the @comspec and see if the helps. I still think that the internals of stdoutread have some issues. Earlier this year I ran into a problem when the size of the output of my run command was too large for stdoutread to entirely capture. It always stopped collecting at the same point (several hundred bytes from an ipconfig /all command). That was in combination with PSEXEC from sysinternals, so, again, not a clean issue to troubleshoot.

I'll post here again if I find anything more on ADFind and STDOUTREAD()...

Jeff

P.S. I used to work in advertising and headlines were the best part!

Hey, jefhal;

I don't see anything wrong with your code, though I've never used a "" in a Run function for the "show" parameter. Anyway, if there's a problem with StdoutRead of course the devs (me especially) want to know. My problem for doing a 1:1 troubleshoot is that I don't have access to an AD network. I might be able to fake it from work if ADFind works with eDirectory, but I can't find any indicator if it does.

So, if we may know: what version of Windows are you running the script on? What version of the AutoIt beta are you using? There was a change in beta 3.1.1.88 that affects the StdxxxYyy functions, if you need an older beta version for testing I can come up with one. When the script stops it's "frozen", there's no response from the tray icon? You'd get that if there was no output forthcoming from ADFind and you tried to read from it... there's not any kind of chance that ADFind is prompting for input in this one case? Will the script start up again if you kill the ADFind process from the Task Manager when the script freezes?

Let us know, if you get the opportunity...

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Hey, jefhal;

I don't see anything wrong with your code, though I've never used a "" in a Run function for the "show" parameter. Anyway, if there's a problem with StdoutRead of course the devs (me especially) want to know. My problem for doing a 1:1 troubleshoot is that I don't have access to an AD network. I might be able to fake it from work if ADFind works with eDirectory, but I can't find any indicator if it does.

So, if we may know: what version of Windows are you running the script on? What version of the AutoIt beta are you using? There was a change in beta 3.1.1.88 that affects the StdxxxYyy functions, if you need an older beta version for testing I can come up with one. When the script stops it's "frozen", there's no response from the tray icon? You'd get that if there was no output forthcoming from ADFind and you tried to read from it... there's not any kind of chance that ADFind is prompting for input in this one case? Will the script start up again if you kill the ADFind process from the Task Manager when the script freezes?

Let us know, if you get the opportunity...

Hi DaveF- Thanks for your interest. Here's an abbreviated version of the script with some of the things I've tried commented out:

#include <array.au3>
#include <DellRelatedFunctions.au3>
#include <constants.au3>
#include <INet.au3>
HotKeySet("{ESC}","_terminate")
Opt("TrayIconDebug", 1)
dim $out = "",$output = ""

MsgBox(17,"WARNING!","When this hangs up you will have to use PSKILL or TASKMANAGER to stop the program")

For $i = 1 to 80$strComputer = "sys00" & $i$pid = run('AdFind.exe -b "ou=SHS",dc=SAU,dc=sprize,dc=com -dn -f name=' & $strComputer,@TempDir,"",$stdout_child)
;MsgBox(17,"$Pid",$pid)
;sleep(1000)
;$out = "" While 1$out &= StdoutRead($pid) If @error = -1 Then ExitLoop ;MsgBox(0, "STDOUT read:",$out)
Wend
;run('pskill.exe -t ' &$pid,@tempdir,"",@sw_hide) ;MsgBox(0, "STDOUT read:",$out)
$rightout = StringTrimLeft($out,StringInStr($out,"OU=")+2) ;MsgBox(1,"$rightout",$rightout)$leftout = StringLeft($rightout,StringInStr($rightout,",",0,3)-1)
;MsgBox(1,"$leftout",$leftout)
$output =$strComputer & " is located in " & $leftout ToolTip($output)
$pid = "" Next Func _terminate() exit 0 EndFunc I'm running this on WindowsXP Pro, Dell 2.X GHz machine, 512MB ram, Running: (3.1.1.75) beta, When it freezes the tray icon (which is in debug mode) says that it was last on the line: $pid = run('AdFind.exe -b "ou=SHS",dc=SAU,dc=sprize,dc=com -dn -f name=' & $strComputer,@TempDir,"",$stdout_child)
.

Finally, when it dies, ADFIND is no longer in the process list. That probably means it finished that loop and the program is hanging up when it gets to the next lines:

While 1
$out &= StdoutRead($pid)
If @error = -1 Then ExitLoop
;MsgBox(0, "STDOUT read:", $out) Wend Hope this helps! Jeff ...by the way, it's pronounced: "JIF"... Bob Berry --- inventor of the GIF format #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites I had a simular problem a while ago when using FileRead(). I didn't increase the number of charactors to read as the file grew in size. Looking at your script, I have the idea of using ADfind to create a text file of the computer names then use ReadLine() against the text file; pulling the information you want and dumping it into another text file. by the way, I'm not familiar with ADfind.exe. What does this thingy do? #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites I had a simular problem a while ago when using FileRead(). I didn't increase the number of charactors to read as the file grew in size. Looking at your script, I have the idea of using ADfind to create a text file of the computer names then use ReadLine() against the text file; pulling the information you want and dumping it into another text file. by the way, I'm not familiar with ADfind.exe. What does this thingy do? Hi PerryRaptor- ADFind is from Joeware and is a very useful tool for looking up things in Active Directory. In my case, we put all computers from each room into a single OU. Therefore, if I want to know where a specific computer is, I just use ADFind to return the OU of the computer and it tells me. As to your idea of putting the results of ADFind into a text file, I do sort of the same thing using another freeware program called CLIPBOARD. Clipboard lets me send the output of ADFind to the clipboard, and the I use getclip() in AutoIT to retrieve the results. It saves me having to open and close a text file. However, I'd prefer to do the whole thing in native AutoIT code using Stdoutread, but so far, I've had a number of "gotchas" with that method. Thanks! ...by the way, it's pronounced: "JIF"... Bob Berry --- inventor of the GIF format #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Thanks for the info about ADFind...I've been searching about it on the net; rather interesting AD utility. Another idea...Instead of using text files how about using a 2-dimensional Array? It would be nice if we could do this natively within AutoIT...LDAP.au3 include file to handle ADSI/LDAP directly...I'll keep my hopes up that a Dev will build it one day. - Enumerate numerous groups in nested organizational units: // language == JScript var oConn = new ActiveXObject("ADODB.Connection"); oConn.Provider = "ADSDSOObject"; oConn.Open("ADs Provider"); var oRs = oConn.Execute(";(LDAP QUERY"); while (!oRs.Eof) { var oUser = GetObject(oRs.Fields("ADsPath").Value); WScript.Echo(oUSer.Members); oRs.MoveNext(); } oConn.Close(); - Bind to the group using the LDAP provider and enumerate members of a single group in a single organizational unit. //language == JScript var obj = GetObject_("LDAP://CN=MyUsers,CN=Users,DC=CTR1,DC=root01,DC=org"); mList = new Enumerator(obj); for (; !mList.atEnd(); mList.moveNext()) { s = mList.item(); WScript.Echo(s.Members); } #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites I'm running this on WindowsXP Pro, Dell 2.X GHz machine, 512MB ram, Running: (3.1.1.75) beta, When it freezes the tray icon (which is in debug mode) says that it was last on the line: $pid = run('AdFind.exe -b "ou=SHS",dc=SAU,dc=sprize,dc=com -dn -f name=' & $strComputer,@TempDir,"",$stdout_child)<!--c2--></div><!--ec2-->.
Finally, when it dies, ADFIND is no longer in the process list. That probably means it finished that loop and the program is hanging up when it gets to the next lines: <!--c1--><div class='codetop'>CODE</div><div class='codemain'><!--ec1-->While 1
$out &= StdoutRead($pid)
If @error = -1 Then ExitLoop
Wend

Hope this helps! Jeff

Thanks for the information. Changes were made that affected StdoutRead after beta 3.1.1.88, so I'd really be interested to see if recompiling with the current beta changes the behavior that you're seeing.

For clarification: when the script fails is the tray icon responsive or not; can you right-click and choose Exit or does the right-click seemingly do nothing? If you get the right-click menu then it is likely that your While loop around StdoutRead is never exiting, if you get no right-click menu then it would seem that StdoutRead is waiting in vain for output from ADFind, leaving the AutoIt process blocked (suspended).

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Well, a little setback. I noticed that Scite was using the wrong Beta, even though I had updated, so, I uninstalled AutoIT. It erased one year of my work!

I'll check back in on Monday (assuming our daily backup worked) and let you know about the newest beta version with my original script.

...by the way, it's pronounced: "JIF"... Bob Berry --- inventor of the GIF format

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Now it gets stranger! If I run the script above using Scite and beta 97, it fails. BUT, if I run the same script using "C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\beta\AutoIt3.exe", the script RUNS! Yoiks. I'm now entirely baffled...

...by the way, it's pronounced: "JIF"... Bob Berry --- inventor of the GIF format

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If you ever have a question about which EXE (or compiled stub) is really running a script you can use the @AutoItVersion macro in a debug MsgBox or whatever to see the version.

Yes yes yes, there it was. Youth must go, ah yes. But youth is only being in a way like it might be an animal. No, it is not just being an animal so much as being like one of these malenky toys you viddy being sold in the streets, like little chellovecks made out of tin and with a spring inside and then a winding handle on the outside and you wind it up grrr grrr grrr and off it itties, like walking, O my brothers. But it itties in a straight line and bangs straight into things bang bang and it cannot help what it is doing. Being young is like being like one of these malenky machines.

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If you ever have a question about which EXE (or compiled stub) is really running a script you can use the @AutoItVersion macro in a debug MsgBox or whatever to see the version.

Hi DaveF-

The bad thing was that both were version 97. If I ran it through Scite it failed. If I ran it through START>PROGRAMS>AUTOIT3>BETA>RUNSCRIPT it worked... Why would this be different?

...by the way, it's pronounced: "JIF"... Bob Berry --- inventor of the GIF format