I am asking for feedback from people running Mathematica 10.0.x or 10.1.0 on Chinese versions of Windows. Does the following command work or does it give $Failed?

RunProcess[{"c:\\windows\\system32\\netstat.exe", "-h"}]

Please also let me know your precise version of Mathematica and Windows.

Why do I need this:

MaTeX relies on RunProcess and I have been getting complaints about failures which seem to be due to RunProcess simply not working on certain systems, and always returning $Failed. I am trying to find out why/when it fails. One guess

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    $\begingroup$ maybe it's confusing it with DueProcess which would explain the $Failed (runs away) $\endgroup$
    – rm -rf
    Apr 14, 2015 at 15:41
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    $\begingroup$ @rm-rf well, in principle, DueProcess is guaranteed by the US constitution. So, a failure should be reported immediately to WRI. $\endgroup$
    – rcollyer
    Apr 14, 2015 at 17:56
  • $\begingroup$ @rcollyer Have you seen this? My bug-judgment may have been premature, but something still seems fishy ... $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Apr 14, 2015 at 20:02

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Looks like it works on my system.

Windows version: 8.1 Enterprise

Mathematica version: 10.1

Here is the screenshot

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you so much for testing this! $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Apr 14, 2015 at 16:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Szabolcs No problem, I'm very glad I can help. If you need more testings, just let me know. $\endgroup$ Apr 14, 2015 at 16:30

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