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Program to copy files; runs from web link

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ksmith247

I have a small copy script that is on a web server. The script copies two file from the server to the users local PC. (The plan is to send the link in an email and have the users open the web page and run the program.)

I have used FQDN to identify where to find the files to be copied. I would like to change that FQDN to something a little more forgiving (so I dont have to change the code and recompile every time the files may get moved around) but everything I have tried failed.

I am including in the code the commented line(s) that does not work, above it is the one that does. If the Func _FileCopy looks familiar, its the short and sweet Windows copy progress bar. So much good stuff on this forum :)

RunAsSet("administrator", @computername, "password")

$copy = _FileCopy("\\servername.domain.com\sharename\program.exe","C:\temp\")
;$copy = _FileCopy(@ScriptDir & '\program.exe","C:\temp\")

Func _FileCopy($fromFile,$tofile) 
    Local $FOF_RESPOND_YES = 16
    Local $FOF_SIMPLEPROGRESS = 256
    $winShell = ObjCreate("shell.application")
    $winShell.namespace($tofile).CopyHere($fromFile,$FOF_RESPOND_YES)
EndFunc

While ProcessExists($copy)
    Sleep(50)
Wend

$copy2 = _FileCopy2("\\servername.domain.com\sharename\program2.exe", @UserProfileDir & "\desktop")
;$copy2 = _FileCopy2(@ScriptDir & "\program2.exe", @UserProfileDir & "\desktop")

Func _FileCopy2($fromFile,$tofile) 
    Local $FOF_RESPOND_YES = 16
    Local $FOF_SIMPLEPROGRESS = 256
    $winShell = ObjCreate("shell.application")
    $winShell.namespace($tofile).CopyHere($fromFile,$FOF_RESPOND_YES)
EndFunc

While ProcessExists($copy2)
    Sleep(50)
Wend
MsgBox(0, "Done", "Files have been copied to your desktop. Please " & @CRLF & _
"go to your desktop and double click program2.exe")
;Run("C:\temp\setup.exe")

RunAsSet()

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PsaltyDS

You could just pack those two files into your compiled AutoIt executable with FileInstall(). Then they simply run your .exe and it will put the files where you want them. At compile time, your script needs a valid literal path to the source files. But at run time, it only needs a valid destination.

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ksmith247

Interesting idea. My only concern is running this across my WAN. Some of our links are pretty slow; thats the purpose of the progress bar, to let users know that the program is still running and they shouldn't log off or kill the app.

Using the method you suggest, how could I alert the end user that the program is still running?


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SkinnyWhiteGuy

I think the way PsaltyDS said it, you'd FileInstall your program.exe and program2.exe into the file they would download from the webserver, so the only slowness they would see would be the time it took to download the main program. After it's downloaded, program.exe and program2.exe would be file installed instantly (given they had chosen open this link), so all you'd have to do is alert them that the file is there, and they can run it when ready.

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ksmith247

Nice. Thanks. :)


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