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Using xp_cmdshell


Using xp_cmdshell

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RBarryYoung
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Please provide examples of your code for those cases where the CMD.EXE's are hanging around.

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Thanks for response but i have figured out the problem.it was about bad exception handling.
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I have the same problem. My cmd.exe left open even the processes is already completed.


EXECUTE xp_cmdshell '"D:\Folder\Task.exe" & exit'

Can you please help me to solve this.

Thanks!
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When I try to execute this I get "The system cannot find the path specified."

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By the way, I would not use the " & Exit". It should not be necessary and it may be what is causing your problem.

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I tried this but still give me the same problem. everything run ok it juts leave the cmd open

EXECUTE xp_cmdshell '"D:\Folder\Task.exe"
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How do you know that the process actually completed, if it never returns?

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it gives result to our SQL database.
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That does not mean that it is completed. It could be still hanging around trying to read command input from somewhere or something (that will never come, obviously). It all depends on how your "Task.exe" command is written.

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Actually I suspect that... hmmm is there anyway I can kill the cmd.exe in SQL.

Thanks!
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