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    Using Java to run .exe file

    Hi everyone, newbie here. I don't have too much experience with Java, but can write simple programs. I was just wondering if someone could help me to figure out how to do this:

    I want to be able to run a .exe file (that I can pass parameters to) from an intranet page. The .exe (lmutil.exe to be specific) is for displaying license file information for various software and can be run locally but I want to let users to be able to run it from an intranet site.

    Now, I know there are security issues with this and that browers do not permit .exe's from running. I was wondering how to go about doing this.

    I was thinking that I could write a java applet that would run the .exe file on the server and then output the information on a web page and display it to the user. Is it possible to write a java applet that would run an executable? Is this a reasonable approach to this problem?

    Thanks in advance.

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    no, sorry. applets do not have permission to start program,s or access the local fileseystem. applets run on the client. they do not run on the server. i dont see the point of running a program on the server seeing as it is (surely) supposed to be running on the client. the mechnism you are trying to work out is far too clunky.. you;d be better off using java webstart
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