are there ArcObjects equivalents to the two above ArcPy functions? if not, will there be? it would seem to be an odd decision on ESRI's part if indeed there are not. i can dynamically create a python script, but not successfully execute it using process.start or shell because it runs on the server from a web request using the NET SERVICE permissions. trying to execute the script with those permissions fails. i've even enabled impersonation, using an account with appropriate rights. all works fine on the dev server, but publishing the application to IIS is when the issues start. having ArcObject functions would go a long way towards fixing the issue.