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Running Wildfire in background on a web server

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Running Wildfire in background on a web server

This is a bit unusual (well maybe it's a LOT unusual).
Here's what we want to happen:
- Someone fills in some fields on a web page and hits the submit button.
- The web server runs a Perl script to create a trail file, then run Pro/E
with that trail file.
- A couple of toolkit apps do their stuff, some text files are created.

We don't need Pro/E to display on the web browser or anything like that
(although it would be nice to be able to watch it on the server's monitor,
for debugging purposes).
We're able to sit down at the server (which is not a "server" as such, it's
a Dell Precision 650 running Windows 2000 Pro, with Wildfire2.0), start up a
command prompt, run the script manually, and it all seems to work. If we
call the script via the web browser, the script starts but Pro/E doesn't
run. We see nmsd.exe appear in the task manager, but nothing else seems to
be happening.

Any thoughts?

Steve Critchley
Otis Elevator Company
Minto, Australia

Views expressed here are my own, not necessarily those of Otis,
United Technologies Corporation, Bart Simpson, etc

"Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves,
For they shall never cease to be amused"
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RE: Running Wildfire in background on a web server

Under which username does your web server run (for authorization purposes)?

You could try logging into the server using that username and see if the script still works the manual way.

-Brian
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