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Monday, October 31, 2005


do the MSH - CMD- MSH loop. & RunAs in MSH

while I was looping at the get-process on remote machine, I saw this nice overload of the Start function :

Public Shared Function Start(ByVal fileName As String, ByVal arguments As String, ByVal userName As String, ByVal password As SecureString, ByVal domain As String) As Process

While I was testing with this I entered the folowing line :


I was thinking about making a Run-as function but did not fill the credential object yet.

the result was a loop between MSH and CMD if the Prompt indicates your in HMS you are in CMD and if the prompt says CMD your are in MSH ;-)

you should try this !, and play with it a bit, realy funny (see example after signature )
you also loose history I think.

If you fill the Credetials it works as expected, and you have (the base of) a secure run-as function.

MSH C:\Documents and Settings\mow> $cred = get-credential ; [System.Diagnostics.Process]::start("cmd.exe",$null,$cred.UserName,$cred.passwor

Cmdlet get-credential at command pipeline position 1
Supply values for the following parameters:
User: mow
Password for user mow: *********

Handles NPM(K) PM(K) WS(K) VS(M) CPU(s) Id ProcessName
------- ------ ----- ----- ----- ------ -- -----------
0 0 1196 84 2 0,03 740 cmd
you can also use MSH for this so you can do a runas on the commandline.

gr /\/\o\/\/

Sample of the loop between MSH and the CMD

(while you at it try this with MSH and do this :)
MSH c:\>cd windows
MSH c:\windows\>LS
MSH c:\>LS
MSH G:\Monad> [System.Diagnostics.Process]::start("cmd.exe",$null,$cred.name,$cred.password,$null)
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\mow>
Handles NPM(K) PM(K) WS(K) VS(M) CPU(s) Id ProcessName
------- ------ ----- ----- ----- ------ -- -----------
29 2 1944 2384 29 0,03 3944 cmd

MSH G:\Monad> ver

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

C:\Documents and Settings\mow>ver
'ver' is not recognized as a Cmdlet, function, operable program, or script file.
At line:1 char:3
+ ver <<<<
MSH G:\Monad>

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There is a bug Filed on it as answer on my post in the NG.

gr /\/\o\/\/

It appears there is some contention between the processes for the console.
I will file a bug.

-- Jeff Jones [MSFT] Microsoft Command Shell Development Microsoft Corporation This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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