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Old 08-17-2006
Executing Windows batch file from UNIX

Hi everyone, let me get straight to the points.

My manager wants to execute a remote batch file (on a Windows server) from a UNIX Machine, does anyone know if this is possible and what packages would be needed?

Thanks

p.s. Sorry i cant give OS specifics, we use most UNIX's; AIX, Solaris, RH, SuSE.
# 2  
Old 08-17-2006
Flip387,

I am not aware of any way to run a windows batch file on a UNIX machine, and I fully expect there is not a way to do it on multiple OS's. I'm told that Sun makes a product called WABI (Windows Application Binary Interface) that might be worth looking at.

If it's just a batch file, I would re-code it in bash/ksh shell language...

- John
# 3  
Old 08-17-2006
John,

I am sorry most not of explained the problem well enough.

I have a Windows Batch file on a windows2003 server, and lets say that batch file just creates a simple text file under the c: directory.
I need to execute that remote batch file on the Windows box, but i need to start it from a remote UNIX machine.

Basicly i need to telnet in to the Windows machine from UNIX and run the *.bat file, but we cant use telnet or ssh....

I hope that makes sense....
# 4  
Old 08-18-2006
/bump .....
# 5  
Old 08-18-2006
if anyone is stuck on this i found the following solution.

Install Win Remote Shell Services on the Windows 2003 server and then use
rsh to execute commands.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/int.../sfu35rsh.mspx
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Old 10-24-2008
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