Executing .exe on a remote Windows machine

Kevin Holleran kdawg44 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 17:40:50 CET 2012


On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Chris Rebert <clp2 at rebertia.com> wrote:

> On Thursday, November 8, 2012, Kevin Holleran wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 9:43 AM, Kevin Holleran <kdawg44 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> My goodness.... psexec.
>>>
>>> thanks.... can't believe that didn't come to me...
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 9:31 AM, Tim Golden <mail at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 08/11/2012 14:25, Kevin Holleran wrote:
>>>> > Good morning,
>>>> >
>>>> > I wrote a python script to connect out to a bunch of my remote
>>>> machines
>>>> > that are running some software.  It modifies a bunch of the config
>>>> files
>>>> > for me.  After making the changes, I need to restart the software.
>>>>  The
>>>> > way to do this is to call an .exe passing in a argument 'restart'
>>>> >  Simply restarting services is NOT acceptable & rebooting the machine
>>>> > isn't either.
>>>> >
>>>> > I was trying to find a way to simply call the .exe on the remote
>>>> machine
>>>> > with subprocess but how can I get it to execute on the remote machine?
>>>> >  These machines do not have SSH.
>>>>
>>>> WMI can usually help with this (although there are limitations on what
>>>> you can execute via WMI). Also people recommend sysinternals' psexec.
>>>> (I've never tried it myself).
>>>>
>>>> TJG
>>>> --
>>>> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> OK, not quite resolved yet....
>>
>> My code....
>>
>> [code]
>> try:
>>             print("Attempting to restart Splunk...")
>>             subprocess.call(["psexec", "\\\\" + host, "'c:\\Program
>> Files\\Splunk\\bin\\splunk.exe'", "restart"])
>> [/code]
>>
>> & am getting:
>>
>> [output]
>> Attempting to restart Splunk...
>>
>> PsExec v1.98 - Execute processes remotely
>> Copyright (C) 2001-2010 Mark Russinovich
>> Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
>>
>>
>> PsExec could not start 'c:\Program Files\Splunk\bin\splunk.exe' restart
>> on [IP_ADDRESS]:
>> The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
>>  [/output]
>>
>> I am simply trying to restart the splunk forwarder instance....
>>
>> Any thoughts??
>>
>
> Remove the apostrophes surrounding the path to Splunk's executable. The
> subprocess module already takes care of the quoting for you, so the
> apostrophes are unnecessary and are being interpreted literally.
>
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Chris
> --
> http://rebertia.com
>

Thanks Tim & Chris... you guys are my heroes for today.... :)
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