Fscommand problems in Flash 8

For some reason fscommand isn’t working for me. On one of my buttons, I have the actions set to

on (release) {
        fscommand ("exec", "test.bat");

My batch file works, I am using a projector file with .exe extension, but it still doesn’t run the program. It also doesn’t work when I set the actions to:

on (release) {
        fscommand ("exec", "calc.exe");

These files are all in the same directory. I am using Flash 8 under Windows XP SP2. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. :jail:

from flash help

Availability: [LIST]
[]None of the commands described in the table are available in web players.
]All of the commands are available in stand-alone applications, such as projectors.
[*]Only allowscale and exec are available in test-movie players.[/LIST]The exec command can contain only the characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9, period (.), and underscore (_). The exec command runs in the subdirectory fscommand only. In other words, if you use the exec command to call an application, the application must reside in a subdirectory named fscommand. The exec command works only from within a Flash projector file.

Thanks a million, matthew.er. It works great now. :ko: