Shell commands on Windows XP Home Edition
kray at sonsothunder.com
Thu Aug 9 18:44:30 CDT 2007
On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 20:27:41 +0000, Mark E. Powell wrote:
> First, (systemVersion = "NT 5.1") tells me only XP. Is there someway
> I can further distinguish Pro from Home?
Well, you can read the data from the "prodspec.ini" file in the
System32 directory, which is supposed to "never be modified or
deleted". So you can do this:
put (specialFolderPath(37) & "/prodspec.ini") into tINIFile
if there is a file tINIFile then
put url ("file:" & tINIFile) into tData
if tData contains "Windows XP Professional" then
return "Error: File not found."
> Second, if anyone has dealt with this phenomenon before I would like
> to know how you succeeded in infusing an XP Home client with XP Pro
> command line capability.
Well, in some cases you're allowed to distribute certain command line
apps with your distribution (you'd have to check Microsoft's site for
that). But in general, I'd assume that if it's not on both versions,
you should go with a third party utility you can bundle.
> Third, does a master cross-reference exist somewhere that enumerates
> what shell commands are compatible from Win 2000 through to Vista?
Not AFAIK, but it would be great if someone knew where one was...
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