I've been using CFEXECUTE to call an exe file. This exe file
is supposed to do 2 things.
1. Update an Excel Sheet using values from the database.
2. Shutdown all remote pc's
The shutdown of the remote pc's is actually done in a bat
file using the command
shutdown -s -m \\remote_pc_name_1 -t 5
shutdown -s -m \\remote_pc_name_2 -t 5
shutdown -s -m \\remote_pc_name_3 -t 5
shutdown -s -m \\remote_pc_name_4 -t 5
This shutdown command works perfect, no doubt about it! I've
tested it on standalone, i.e. I've run the bat file and the remote
Now this bat file (called shutdown.bat) is included in a
small VB program (called update_shutdown.exe) using the following
update_shutdown.exe also contains commands to update the
required Excel sheet on the server.
The exe file update_shutdown.exe works perfect on its own.
The Excel sheet is updated and the remote pc's are shutdown.
Now, when I use the tag CFEXECUTE to call the exe file,
only the update works, the remote pc's
DO NOT SHUTDOWN AS THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO!!!
The syntax is very simple <cfexecute
Can somebody please explain to me what the problem might be?
In simple english, why is it that when I run the exe (by
double-clicking on it obviously!) on standalone, both the Excel
sheet is updated and the remote pc's are shutdown, but when I call
the exe via CF, it's as if it's preventing the exe to run the bat
Your help will be greatly appreciated as this is a very
Permission differences between you and the CF service? This
the first thing I investigate when something works when I run
does not work when run under ColdFusion. The easiest test is
go to the ColdFusion service in the service panel and change
to your user account from the default "LocalSystem".
My first guess is that the CF LocalSystem does not have
remote shut down other computers. If changing the LogOnAs to
account works, you probably do not want keep it this way in
run. What we do, is create an User Account just for the CF
which we can then assign the appropriate permissions that CF
needs to do
the tasks we build on it.