[RC5] Help please with DNETC.EXE -switches

Jeff Lawson jlawson at bovine.net
Wed Mar 15 14:36:24 EST 2000

On Thu, 16 Mar 2000, John Inkson wrote:

> I'm having trouble with a logon scipt for NT trying to auto update Win95
> clients with the 2.8007-458 client.
> basically it goes like this
> [...]
> C:\"Program Files"\DNET\DNETC.EXE -shutdown -quiet
> XCOPY \\server\share\filestocopy C:\"Program Files"\DNET /s
> ECHO Ver 2.8007.458>>%windir%\28007458.VER
> C:\"Program Files"\DNET\DNETC.EXE -install -quiet
> C:\"Program Files"\DNET\DNETC.EXE -hide
> The problem is that using the -shutdown or the -uninstall switch in
> combination with the -quiet switch doesn't appear to shut down the client
> properly as xcopy fails with a file open message.  If I take out the -quiet
> switch and respond to the dialogue boxes as they pop up it works hunky dory.

The arguments are parsed and executed in order.  You need to specify
-quiet before -shutdown (or -install).

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