Alright I want to be able to run a command line that will start another program on another computer. This program on the other computer is a batch file that monitors a program and tries to shut it down by using kill and tlist (I want to gracefully shut down and sometimes it will pop up with a message box indicating it won't shut down just yet). So this program has to be aware of which tasks are running on the remote computer (W2K) - that's no problem. The problem is initially starting the program from my computer by using a command line. Alternatively I could just have that other computer loop over and over again checking for a file but that's my last option. There's got to be an easier way. Thanks!