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I have been looking all day trying to find a way to do this. I need to run a Batch file which is held on a server, the file path begins with a IP Address which DOS doesn't like. So i found the pushd command which assigns a temp drive letter from which you can run the Batch File.

If i was simply running a normal program or file i would use:

Dim proc As Process    <br />
proc = Process.Start("c:\BatchFile.bat")   <br />

but my file path is e.g. \\\Public\Folder\BatchFile.bat

running from a command prompt if i type

pushd \\\Public\Folder\ (Enter)

the Batch File runs fine, but i need to be able to do this from within VB.NET and the main program still needs to wait for the batch file to run and the cmd prompt to close before continuing.

Any suggestions would be excellent or if i haven't explained this well enough let me know

Updated 21-Jun-11 4:39am
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Solution 1

Have you tried:

Dim proc as Process = Process.Start("\\\Public\Folder\BatchFile.bat")
STP_Martin 21-Jun-11 12:37pm
Yea i tried that and the cmd flashes quickly and when i finally managed to catch the error it said it cannot use UNC addresses thats when i realised you can't use IP addresses directly in cmd and then i found out about the pushd command.
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Solution 2

You could get this to work with a local batch file that does the PUSHD bit and then calls the remote file.

SET REMOTEPATH=\\\Public\Folder
  CALL BatchFile.bat


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