Running DLLs from a webpage

Discussion in 'Scripting & Programming' started by philbenson, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. philbenson

    philbenson Byte Poster

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    I would like to create a single webpage which will contain a number of simple text hyperlinks to run various Windows operations from RunDLL32.

    Anyone got any ideas?

    eg. RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,1
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    My first thought is that anone with half a clue will block this. Running random DLLs from a web page is the classic way of getting infected.

    Why do you need to do this?

    Harry.
     
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  3. philbenson

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    It's really to help out a colleague who works in a primary school providing IT support.

    Her memory isn't what it could be and so she keeps on forgetting how to carry out various Windows tasks such as adding a TCP/IP printer port, adding a PC to a domain, or accessing network connections. So I thought a webpage with appropriately named links that would execute the various rundll32 commands would be useful for her. That way she clicks on a link and the dialog box comes opens up straight from that.

    I did create a simple VB program that did this but just wondered if it could be done via webpage links.
     
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  4. JonnyMX

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    Sounds like an ideal IT support technician...
     
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  5. philbenson

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    Helpful comment there. If she didn't teach and run half the school at the same time I dare say she would less on her mind and have time to write down things like that. I'm just trying to make her life easier.
     
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  6. hbroomhall

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    Ah! This is what activeX is supposed to help with. However, I think you'd have problems with many machines not allowing stuff to run.

    Why not do a scripted module, with menus, and stick it on an USB pen-drive?

    (Cue comments on how easily such a thing might be lost! :biggrin )

    Harry.
     
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  7. philbenson

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    Will give it a try Harry. Thanks. Sometimes I really wish I knew more about programming. Still trying to get to grips with Photoshop, Dreamweaver and 3DS Max!
     
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