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Windows 7: Remotely trigger batch script? By email?

19 Sep 2010   #1

Remotely trigger batch script? By email?

Hey, guys. I'm hoping someone here has some experience with this. I've installed Prey and LogMeIn onto my laptop and both use automatic services that must be started to function properly. I hate to burden my already resource-starved laptop, so I'd like to set the services to manual and write a batch script to turn on the services when triggered. That way if the laptop is ever lost or stolen (knock on wood), I can start the services again. And until then, both apps would be dormant and not using up any resources.

Now writing the script is simple by using Net Start to start the services. The tough part is figuring out how to remotely trigger it. While googling, I discovered that Outlook 2003 has an email rule that can launch applications. Pretty cool. So I can send an email with a keyword or phrase that will launch pretty much anything I want. While I'm pretty sure this would do the trick, I feel like there has to be another way. A way that doesn't involve Outlook always running in the background!

Thanks for reading.

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19 Sep 2010   #2


Came across this. Not as elegant as an email trigger, but it'll do the trick. At least now I don't have to install Outlook! LOL!!!

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