executing a program on another computer

Discussion in 'Programmer's Corner' started by magnet18, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. magnet18

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    OK, me and a friend are working on a project at school.
    You can access the C drive of any computer of our schools network with the network location "stuff I dont remember/COMPUTER NAME/$"
    We have written the code to scan and see which computers are online and accessible (I wrote a simple batch with 4 user inputs and a couple loops, showed it to him, inspired him, he went all out in C# sunday afternoon)
    Anyway, we can put a file on the C drives, but we need a way to execute the file on the target computer, not the one that we're doing this from.
    This probably sounds kinda sketch, but dont worry, it's just a VBS script to eject the disc drive as a physical indicator that the goal was accomplished.

    (funny story, we kinda crashed one computer and massivley lagged another by accidentially sending infinite pings before scripting a close button :p
    his dad was not happy when he got lagged out of facebook poker :rolleyes:)
     
  2. Markd77

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    You shouldn't be able to instantly execute a file on a remote PC without installing anything (but it is Windows so there might be a security hole).
    You might be able to put a program in the startup folder so it runs on next boot, then you can do pretty much what you want, you could have the script look for a filename in a loop, then eject the disk, then it will eject every time you copy that file to the remote PC.
     
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  3. MrChips

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    This is also called a computer virus.
     
  4. nerdegutta

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    Perhaps you could telnet into the other computer....?
     
  5. thatoneguy

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    Install VNC (free) on both systems, and you can run both from one desktop.
     
  6. magnet18

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    is it a virus if it dosen't spread itself?
    and besides, it dosen't actually DO anything
    it's just a challenge

    Thanks, I'll look into it :)

    nah, can't install anything on the other computer :p

    I'm not sure if we can access the startup folder, but the autoexec.bat might work...
     
  7. GetDeviceInfo

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    the word 'expulsion' comes to mind. Is your schools administrator aware of your 'project'?
     
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