removing nic team causes powershell to hang

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    by willbs at 2013-03-27 08:14:23

    i am performing a test where i have to remove the NIC team on a UUT, here is the command

    psexec \\$global:uutName -u \$global:DiskPartusername -p $global:password cmd /c 'echo . | "C:\Program Files\intel\dmix\cl\prosetcl.exe" "Team_Remove" "1" '

    when this command runs, the team is removed but the nics are disabled momentarily and the command hangs and the only way to get the command prompt is to do a ctrl-break manually

    i thought of running the command as a job, i do get the command prompt back but the command doesn't remove the team for some reason

    start-job -name RemoveTeam -scriptblock {psexec \\$global:uutName -u \$global:DiskPartusername -p $global:password cmd /c 'echo . | "C:\Program Files\intel\dmix\cl\prosetcl.exe" "Team_Remove" "1" ' }

    is there a trick? what am i missing? how can i get the command to run and get the command prompt?

    the same thing happens when i create a team

    psexec \\$global:uutName -u \$global:DiskPartusername -p $global:password cmd /c 'echo . | "C:\Program Files\intel\dmix\cl\prosetcl.exe" "Team_Create" "1,2" "NewTeam" "AFT" '

    by DonJ at 2013-03-27 08:44:29

    I'm not sure this is PowerShell... I think this may be Psexec losing its connection. Is the behavior different if you do it from Cmd.exe instead?

    Start-Job I could not have expected to change anything. It's still running the command locally, and Psexec is managing the connection.

    by MasterOfTheHat at 2013-03-27 08:49:40

    I would guess you are losing the console because psexec is losing it's connection to the remote machine before it can finish the prosetcl.exe job. I would expect psexec to eventually fail, though. Does it stay in that state indefinitely?

    by willbs at 2013-03-27 09:31:26

    to don j, i think your right
    if i run this command from the local cmd, not the uut cmd

    psexec \\stg-xx -u \Administrator -p Testxxxx cmd /c 'echo . | "C:\Program Files\intel\dmix\cl\prosetcl.exe" "Team_Remove" "1"'

    i get the error "the system cannot find the path specified"

    to masterofthehat
    as far as i can tell it stays there indef

    again, when i run as a command, the remove team happens but command propt hangs
    if i run as job, the remove team doesn't happen but i get the command prompt

    is there a way to force the command prompt when i run as a command? some kind of timer if statement?

    by DonJ at 2013-03-27 09:38:57

    I think your ultimate problem is that Psexec doesn't like to be treated like this ;). You're going to have to either solve that, or find a way to do this that doesn't involve Psexec.

    by willbs at 2013-03-27 09:49:53

    LOL that's why i asked you guys, i'm hoping you might have an answer/work around/trick

    by DonJ at 2013-03-27 10:23:06

    Set the command up as a batch file on the machine, and schedule it to run with Scheduled Tasks, instead of running it interactively. Then you're not depending on Psexec.

    by willbs at 2013-03-27 15:31:42

    thanks don, that's a good idea
    i was able to figure it out how to keep it from hanging
    there is a -d option (when in doubt, re-read the instructions a bunch of times) "Don't wait for application to terminate. Only use this option for non-interactive applications"

    psexec -d \\$global:uutName -u \$global:PSexecusername -p $global:password cmd /c 'echo . | "C:\Program Files\intel\dmix\cl\prosetcl.exe" "Team_Remove" "1"'

    the team is removed and i get the control prompt back, same would be with team_create command shown above

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