Call nbtstat command from PHP (64-bit OS)

I am trying to call a command nbtstat

from PHP using shell_exec()

. Apparently it doesn't work because I am using a 64 bit system.

echo shell_exec("nbtstat");


I have done some research and it seems the issue is with Windows 64-bit defaulting to \Windows\SysWOW64

like System32

. But it nbtstat

is in a regular folder \Windows\System32


In normal applications, you can call Wow64DisableWow64FsRedirection

to disable this redirection, but I haven't been able to find this in PHP yet.

Is there a way to call these commands from PHP on a 64-bit operating system?


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2 answers

Add "\ Windows \ Sysnative" to the end of your environment path.



What you need to do is grant IUSR_<machinename>

read and execute / read permissions to users not on the file C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\nbtstat.exe

, but on the file C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\nbtstat.exe




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