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nngoe

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Starting client from PowerShell
« on: July 07, 2017, 09:23:46 PM »
Hi everyone,
we have a small cluster consisting of 10 nodes. For the moment I start each client using the remote desktop which is very time-consuming. My idea was to have a PowerShell script who can do this task. I started playing around but it is still not working as I expected. Maybe it has to do with Start-Process option which behaves differently than starting the client using the cmd.
Here is my current script, would be great if someone has more experience and can help me:

#Start photoscan in server mode
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Start-Process -FilePath "C:/Program Files/Agisoft/PhotoScan Pro/photoscan.exe" -ArgumentList "--server --control 192.168.0.1 --dispatch 192.168.0.1"

# List with all computernames
$computers = Get-Content -Path C:\...\computerliste.txt


#Run Photoscan on remote computers
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$s = New-PSSession -ComputerName $computers -Credential Admin

Invoke-Command -Session $s -ScriptBlock {
Start-Process -FilePath "C:/Program Files/Agisoft/PhotoScan Pro/photoscan.exe" -ArgumentList "--node --dispatch 192.168.0.1 --root Z:/test"
}

tkwasnitschka

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Re: Starting client from PowerShell
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 04:04:38 PM »
Hi,
you could just throw a batch file starting the nodes into each machines autostart folder? Of course this means they run all the time...
works well for us...
Tom

Alexey Pasumansky

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Re: Starting client from PowerShell
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 04:10:40 PM »
When looking for the most appropriate Windows solution I've encountered the following service application:
http://nssm.cc/
Haven't tested it, but it seems to solve the required task, although some first time run tweaking is necessary.
Best regards,
Alexey Pasumansky,
Agisoft LLC