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Old December 24th, 2003, 09:16 AM
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Default Executing an .EXE with ASP and capturing the echo

Hi Guys.
First I'm new on this forum so 'Hi'ya'.

Anyway I wonder if any of you guys could help me...

I need to execute an .EXE on my server with ASP, I know this can be done (http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/072199-2.shtml).
But I want to also capture the output the application echoes in the dos box.

Basically this .EXE is a key generator app for a new web service I'm making, so I send the .EXE a serial number and it will send back another set of numbers.

Do you think this could be done?


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Old December 29th, 2003, 08:06 PM
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I think I had similar problem before.

For information about how to execute .EXE file you can see this forum, the guy helped me a lot: http://p2p.wrox.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5624

I believe you cannot do it right away by just using ASP (maybe there is some free ASP application or component for it, i do not know)

However, there is a work around for it. You can make your .EXE to write the result into a text file. Then, you can make a ASP page to read the content of that text file. It is kind of easier for me because my .EXE writes the result to the text file.

hope that help.

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Take a look at the Windows Scripting Host objects, in particular the WScript.Shell object and its Exec method. When you use the Exec method to run a program, it returns a WshScriptExec object which provides access to stdin and stdout, which you can use to capture the program output and send a reply.

There's an example using command-line ping here: http://www.aspfaq.com/show.asp?id=2033
Old October 18th, 2005, 02:48 AM
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I should call some exe file from the asp page.The anme and location is given below.

exe file is in D:\programs\fabmsgsnd.exe.

when i click the some command button say submit button It should call this exe file and it well open in a command prompt.

can any tell me the script for calling this exe file from the asp page.

Thanks in advance.


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