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Problem Ping - any batch file writing gurus

Discussion in 'Software' started by Arroryn, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    I have a tricksy little beast I would appreciate some assistance with.

    In short, I need to stop a process - the process namely being svchost.exe - specifically, the one that's hosting the Windows Management Instrumentation service. Simply stopping the service alone isn't enough.

    Then I need to uninstall an MSI, transfer some files and run an exe.

    I want this as a batch file, so I can invoke it from our kixtart script, so that any processes spawned from it (eg the uninstall) run with elevated permissions, instead of having to elevate users locally.

    Help?
     
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  2. ThomasMc

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    Would "winmgmt /kill" be enough?

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    The reason why I'm asking the above is that it seems that its not just the wmi that attached to the svchost(see pic, PID 1008 )
     

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  3. Bluerinse
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    Quite right, svchost is like the Clapham Junction of processes, and it will have different dependencies on different computers. Tread very carefully with this Arro.
     
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  4. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Oh I know svchost spawns so many processes it's untrue.

    But I think I've just found a strange workaround.

    I've been trying to batter down the service - stopping it didn't help. But I have just found that if I pause the service, it allows me to do what I need without a problem (!). So I can just use net pause and net resume, and the rest is easy street!

    Thanks for your prompt replies chaps, seems this may not be the horror story I once thought it could be... :oops:
     
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  5. ThomasMc

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    You could bark
    winmgmt /standalonehost
    NET STOP "Windows Management Instrumentation"

    that will atleast get it on its own svchost.exe


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    Glad you got it going :)
     
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  6. Arroryn
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    Hokay, I got it done - in the morning actually, which surprised me. I have to tackle a few activex errors that come up in Word after the transfer is done, but I don't think that'll be too tough to sort.

    Ended up figuring out how to elevate the priviledges on the batch file itself too, so I don't even need to elevate the login script (which normally runs with standard privileges).

    I created a batch file that runs a reg file creating a 'runas' key against the class 'batfile' which runs the batch files as administrator. I then call my batch file which does the biz as far as stopping the process, doing the uninstall etc etc is concerned. Then I run another reg file restoring the registry back to its former secure glory.

    Most of you guys are probably thinking 'simples, yeah, so?' but I haven't worked with batch files very much and I was quite chuffed lol :oops:
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Not at all, that sounds a pretty cool solution to me 8)
     
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