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July 11, 2005 9:39:20 PM

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Hi all

I don’t know what is happened exactly but I'm always using CMD prompt to do
some of my works like run telnet command from any directory
But now I should go to system directory where telnet file located then I can
run it from there
And when I try to run it from another directory I receive the following
message

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

and this is not just on telnet program
I receive the same message for every file I try to run it from another
location

Thanks in advance

Fadi

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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 9:39:21 PM

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Fadi wrote:

> I don’t know what is happened exactly but I'm always using CMD prompt to do
> some of my works like run telnet command from any directory
> But now I should go to system directory where telnet file located then I can
> run it from there
> And when I try to run it from another directory I receive the following
> message
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> 'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> operable program or batch file.
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> and this is not just on telnet program
> I receive the same message for every file I try to run it from another
> location
Hi,

It seems you have a path issue, I suggest you download and
run Fixpath.exe.

Fixpath.exe is in fixpath2.zip available here:
http://internet.cybermesa.com/~bstewart/misctools.html

To see Fixpath's output, run it from a command prompt...



--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 9:39:21 PM

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6. Why don't my commands
work?http://internet.cybermesa.com/~bstewart/cmdprompt.html#...

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%23MwwoZihFHA.320@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
Fadi <fadi_naser@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> Hi all
>
> I don’t know what is happened exactly but I'm always using CMD prompt to
> do some of my works like run telnet command from any directory
> But now I should go to system directory where telnet file located then I
> can run it from there
> And when I try to run it from another directory I receive the following
> message
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------
>
> 'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> operable program or batch file.
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------
>
> and this is not just on telnet program
> I receive the same message for every file I try to run it from another
> location
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Fadi
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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 9:39:21 PM

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Fadi wrote:
> Hi all
>
> I don't know what is happened exactly but I'm always using CMD prompt
> to do some of my works like run telnet command from any directory
> But now I should go to system directory where telnet file located
> then I can run it from there
> And when I try to run it from another directory I receive the
> following message
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> 'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> operable program or batch file.
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> and this is not just on telnet program
> I receive the same message for every file I try to run it from another
> location
>
> Thanks in advance

When the system is told to run a program, it first looks in the "local"
folder. If the command (exe, com, etc.) cannot be found there, the system
begins looking in every folder specified in the path statements. After
exhausting these lists - and still unable to find the requested command - it
gives up with the message you saw.

At the command prompt, type "PATH" (no quotes) to see the locations
searched. The folder containing telnet will NOT be among them. That's why
you're have trouble.

Simply augument your existing PATH with the folder containing telnet.
July 11, 2005 9:57:14 PM

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thanks for your quick response but its not work
any advice

thanks again
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 9:57:15 PM

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Fadi wrote:

> thanks for your quick response but its not work
> any advice
>
> thanks again
Hi,

In that case, I need to see your path definition exactly as it is
defined in the environment.

Please do the following:

In the Start/Run dialog box, type in this command:

%comspec% /c path >c:\path.txt

Press OK.


Open the Start/Run dialog box again, and type in this command:

%windir%\notepad.exe c:\path.txt

Press OK.


Notepad should now open up c:\path.txt that contains your path
definition, and you can copy/paste it's content into a reply to
this post.



--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
July 12, 2005 2:22:46 PM

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This is what I got from path.txt file

PATH=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WBEM;C:\PROGRAM
FILES\SUPPORT TOOLS\;C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WSG32\

thanks again

Fadi


> Fadi wrote:
>
>> thanks for your quick response but its not work
>> any advice
>>
>> thanks again
> Hi,
>
> In that case, I need to see your path definition exactly as it is
> defined in the environment.
>
> Please do the following:
>
> In the Start/Run dialog box, type in this command:
>
> %comspec% /c path >c:\path.txt
>
> Press OK.
>
>
> Open the Start/Run dialog box again, and type in this command:
>
> %windir%\notepad.exe c:\path.txt
>
> Press OK.
>
>
> Notepad should now open up c:\path.txt that contains your path
> definition, and you can copy/paste it's content into a reply to
> this post.
>
>
>
> --
> torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
> Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
> the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
>
Anonymous
July 12, 2005 7:15:25 PM

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Fadi wrote:

> This is what I got from path.txt file
>
> PATH=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WBEM;C:\PROGRAM
> FILES\SUPPORT TOOLS\;C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WSG32\
>
> thanks again
Hi,

Your path looks fine, so I am not sure what can be the issue here.


Let's check the PATHEXT environment.

Open a command prompt

In the command prompt, enter the following command:

echo %PATHEXT%


It should display this:
..COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH


--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
July 12, 2005 9:13:18 PM

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this is what it displaied exactly

anyway thanks for your help
and i'll try more and more till it fix
thanks again for being patient and for your tries to solve my problem

Fadi
July 12, 2005 9:13:19 PM

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Torgeir, awhile back I saw you post a link for Just getting started with
scripting. Would you happen to have it? Thanks.


"Fadi" <fadi_naser@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23DF7yvuhFHA.2072@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> this is what it displaied exactly
>
> anyway thanks for your help
> and i'll try more and more till it fix
> thanks again for being patient and for your tries to solve my problem
>
> Fadi
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 12, 2005 9:13:20 PM

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Bobby wrote:

> Torgeir, awhile back I saw you post a link for Just getting
> started with scripting. Would you happen to have it? Thanks.
>
Hi,

Here are some WSH (VBScript/JScript) starting points:

WSH 5.6 documentation (local help file) can be downloaded from here
if you haven't got it already:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/list/webdev.asp


Welcome to the Script Center
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...

The updated Portable Script Center (v3.0), the *.chm version of all of
the sample scripts on the TechNet Script Center site...

Download details: System Administration Scripting Guide Scripts
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?display...


For a list of some scripting resources and links to some Windows Script
Host (WSH) Web introductions, take a look here:

http://groups.google.co.uk/groups?selm=3FFC3C56.4C6A07C...



Some batch file/command line resources:

Windows Scripting and Batch Programming Resources:
http://www.labmice.net/scripting/default.htm

Steve Hardy's web site
http://www.seanet.com/~shardy/ntscript.html

Batfiles. The DOS batch file programming handbook & tutorial:
main site: http://home7.inet.tele.dk/batfiles/
mirror: http://members.fortunecity.com/batfiles/
mirror: http://www.angelfire.com/blues/batfiles/


JSI FAQ, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Tips, Tricks, Registry Hacks and more...
http://www.jsiinc.com


Batfile links:
http://home7.inet.tele.dk/batfiles/main/links.htm
http://www.uwasa.fi/~ts/http/http2.html#batch
http://dmoz.org/Computers/Software/Operating_Systems/x8...


A newsgroup search is also an incredible source of information :-)

You can use http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search to search
in a news database having articles dated back to all the way to 1981.


WSH/VBScript newsgroups ideal for newsgroup searches:

microsoft.public.scripting.wsh
microsoft.public.scripting.vbscript
microsoft.public.windows.server.scripting


Batch programming and command line newsgroups ideal for newsgroup
searches:

alt.msdos.batch
alt.msdos.batch.nt
microsoft.public.win2000.cmdprompt.admin





--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
July 12, 2005 9:13:21 PM

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Thanks for information. Very much appreciated..




"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" <Torgeir.Bakken-spam@hydro.com> wrote in message
news:uvPxuOvhFHA.2372@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Bobby wrote:
>
>> Torgeir, awhile back I saw you post a link for Just getting
>> started with scripting. Would you happen to have it? Thanks.
>>
> Hi,
>
> Here are some WSH (VBScript/JScript) starting points:
>
> WSH 5.6 documentation (local help file) can be downloaded from here
> if you haven't got it already:
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/list/webdev.asp
>
>
> Welcome to the Script Center
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
>
> The updated Portable Script Center (v3.0), the *.chm version of all of
> the sample scripts on the TechNet Script Center site...
>
> Download details: System Administration Scripting Guide Scripts
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?display...
>
>
> For a list of some scripting resources and links to some Windows Script
> Host (WSH) Web introductions, take a look here:
>
> http://groups.google.co.uk/groups?selm=3FFC3C56.4C6A07C...
>
>
>
> Some batch file/command line resources:
>
> Windows Scripting and Batch Programming Resources:
> http://www.labmice.net/scripting/default.htm
>
> Steve Hardy's web site
> http://www.seanet.com/~shardy/ntscript.html
>
> Batfiles. The DOS batch file programming handbook & tutorial:
> main site: http://home7.inet.tele.dk/batfiles/
> mirror: http://members.fortunecity.com/batfiles/
> mirror: http://www.angelfire.com/blues/batfiles/
>
>
> JSI FAQ, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Tips, Tricks, Registry Hacks and more...
> http://www.jsiinc.com
>
>
> Batfile links:
> http://home7.inet.tele.dk/batfiles/main/links.htm
> http://www.uwasa.fi/~ts/http/http2.html#batch
> http://dmoz.org/Computers/Software/Operating_Systems/x8...
>
>
> A newsgroup search is also an incredible source of information :-)
>
> You can use http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search to search
> in a news database having articles dated back to all the way to 1981.
>
>
> WSH/VBScript newsgroups ideal for newsgroup searches:
>
> microsoft.public.scripting.wsh
> microsoft.public.scripting.vbscript
> microsoft.public.windows.server.scripting
>
>
> Batch programming and command line newsgroups ideal for newsgroup
> searches:
>
> alt.msdos.batch
> alt.msdos.batch.nt
> microsoft.public.win2000.cmdprompt.admin
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
> Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
> the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
July 12, 2005 9:17:39 PM

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Thanks everyone

Fadi

"HeyBub" <heybub@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23edRDvihFHA.2852@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Fadi wrote:
>> Hi all
>>
>> I don't know what is happened exactly but I'm always using CMD prompt
>> to do some of my works like run telnet command from any directory
>> But now I should go to system directory where telnet file located
>> then I can run it from there
>> And when I try to run it from another directory I receive the
>> following message
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> 'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
>> operable program or batch file.
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> and this is not just on telnet program
>> I receive the same message for every file I try to run it from another
>> location
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>
> When the system is told to run a program, it first looks in the "local"
> folder. If the command (exe, com, etc.) cannot be found there, the system
> begins looking in every folder specified in the path statements. After
> exhausting these lists - and still unable to find the requested command -
> it gives up with the message you saw.
>
> At the command prompt, type "PATH" (no quotes) to see the locations
> searched. The folder containing telnet will NOT be among them. That's why
> you're have trouble.
>
> Simply augument your existing PATH with the folder containing telnet.
>
>
July 14, 2005 12:48:30 PM

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Fadi wrote on Tue, 12 Jul 2005:

>This is what I got from path.txt file
>
>PATH=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WBEM;C:\PROGRAM
>FILES\SUPPORT TOOLS\;C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WSG32\
>
>thanks again


Hi Fadi

Could we try a little experiment?

Open a Command Prompt window and paste this in:

path %path%;C:\windows\system32

then hit <enter>.

Now try a command. Does it work? (If it does, it will only last until
you close this Command window, but it gives us a clue as to what's
wrong.) Please post back and tell us the results.

Also, what is in C:\Windows\System32\WSG32? Symantec says it is a
keylogger spyware program?

Hope this helps

--
Nightowl
July 20, 2005 7:53:10 PM

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Thank you very much

Its work like a magic

But I'm sorry too because I didn't understand what's the problem was

And about "C:\Windows\System32\WSG32"

Yes it's for "Family Key Logger" program

I'm using it for a monitoring purpose



Thank you again and again and again

And sorry for late



Fadi



"Nightowl" <owl@[127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
news:CANs5lKOjh1CFwq5@black.hole...
> Fadi wrote on Tue, 12 Jul 2005:
>
>>This is what I got from path.txt file
>>
>>PATH=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WBEM;C:\PROGRAM
>>FILES\SUPPORT TOOLS\;C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WSG32\
>>
>>thanks again
>
>
> Hi Fadi
>
> Could we try a little experiment?
>
> Open a Command Prompt window and paste this in:
>
> path %path%;C:\windows\system32
>
> then hit <enter>.
>
> Now try a command. Does it work? (If it does, it will only last until you
> close this Command window, but it gives us a clue as to what's wrong.)
> Please post back and tell us the results.
>
> Also, what is in C:\Windows\System32\WSG32? Symantec says it is a
> keylogger spyware program?
>
> Hope this helps
>
> --
> Nightowl
>
!