Technically, the script is allowed to perform any action that PlayOn server could execute. Batch files can:
create or delete files;
There is an obvious security concern, please do not execute files you do not recognize!
The script will list and attempt to execute files ending in .bat, .exe, .vbs, and .cmd. It is important to note that there is no ability to request user input, and no way to pass command line parameters (without creating a separate batch file, of course).
If PlayOn is installed as a service, batch files are executed as the services user, which may have different settings and permissions than the Administrator user. I have used this script on each new Windows Server installation to change the IE security settings for the Services user, I just create a batch file that opens an HTML file, and am prompted that the service has requested user information; upon clicking over I am given the full IE window with options.
- Shutdown/reboot movie is unrelated to the actual state in the reboot cycle, due to caching and load times.
- Upon reissuing a command, the short movie does not always play.
- Utilities folder does not support directories.
- (5/17/11) Movies do not play.
17 May 2011: Refresh script on playonscripts.com, no change from beta.
07 Dec. 2009: Release version, no change from beta
07 Nov. 2009: Beta version:
- Removed "PlayOn Maintenance" folder, delayed for unrelated reasons.
- "Other Maintenance" folder replaced with "Utilities".
- "Utilities" now lists and executes .bat.exe.vbs.cmd files from the plugins/Scripts/Utilities folder. Sample utilities attached.
- Icons changed and moved to imageshack, movies moved to internet archive.
25 Oct. 2009: Demo version for feedback and initial consideration