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Execute process on remote machine from windows service

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 06, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Windows Application


I am using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to connect to a remote system. I am connecting to a remote system and executing an exe on the remote system. This works if it is a normal exe. I am passing the user name and the password as well.

But when I use the same code in a Windows Service, I get an error which says "Access is Denied." My requirement is to invoke the exe (every 2 hours) on client system from a windows service on the server.

My code looks like this:



processHandle As Integer
Dim connection

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I am using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to connect to a remote system. I am connecting to a remote system and executing an exe on the remote system. This works if it is a normal exe. I am passing the user name and the password as well.

But when I use the same code in a Windows Service, I get an error which says "Access is Denied." My requirement is to invoke the exe (every 2 hours) on client system from a windows service on the server.

My code looks like this:



processHandle As Integer
Dim connection

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