I searched the site, but I didn't see anything quite matching what I was looking for. I created a stand-alone application that uses a web service I created. To run the client I use:
C:/scriptsdirecotry> "run-client.bat" param1 param2 param3 param4
Python is similar.
import os os.system("run-client.bat param1 param2")
If you need asynchronous behavior or redirected standard streams.
from subprocess import * p = Popen(['run-client.bat', param1, param2], stdout=PIPE, stderr=PIPE) output, errors = p.communicate() p.wait() # wait for process to terminate