in reply to Running exe's remotely

All your combination of chdir's and system's is doing is running the executable from the network on your machine.

You need to use something like telnet (Net::Telnet?) to log in to the remote machine and run the executable on that machine. Of course, you'll need a telnet server on the Win2k machine.

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Re: Re: Running exe's remotely
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 31, 2003 at 11:31 UTC
    I use a Workstation module I wrote myself. one of the subs returns a WMI handle...

    sub get_wmi {
            my $self = shift;
            my $name = $self->name or do { 
                    warn("Cannot return WMI handle for anonymous workstation.\n");
                    return 0; 
            use Win32::OLE ;
            my $wmi = Win32::OLE->GetObject( "winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate,(security)}//$name");
            if ($wmi) {
                  return $wmi;        
                  return 0;
    You should then be able to do $wmi->CreateProcess("your.exe") or whatever (see for details of WMI)...

    Or Google for "perl+WMI" - or visit