[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

Start program remotely

Posted on 2006-11-28
2
Medium Priority
?
235 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
Good-day,

I have a server computer (windows xp - Home) in which I would like to remotely connect to for administrative purposes.

I have opensshd installed, as well as a listening port for netcat; This seems to work O.K, except when I would like to open a program on the desktop.

For example, if I run calc.exe, the processes is running in the task list, but the app does not appear on the desktop.

I do have VNC running on this computer as well, but I would prefer not to use this.  As well, I tried psexec and the same thing happened...

My question is: how do I launch a program, like windows calculator, from a remote computer?


Thanks for your time
0
Comment
Question by:PastorDwayne
2 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
LanBuddha earned 500 total points
ID: 18029973
Computers have multiple user accounts. Each account can only interact with it's own desktop (partly true). If you want a program to show up on the desktop then you have to have the program that launches the program run under the same account as the desktop. Take a look at your tasklisk to see the user account that a process is using.

If the process is using the system account and is a service that starts with the computer then you may be able to go into the services applet and check the box to allow the service to interact with the desktop.
0
 

Author Comment

by:PastorDwayne
ID: 18030241
Thanks very much... This has been a thorn in my side for the longest time now...
0

Featured Post

The new generation of project management tools

With monday.com’s project management tool, you can see what everyone on your team is working in a single glance. Its intuitive dashboards are customizable, so you can create systems that work for you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
LinkedIn blogging is great for networking, building up an audience, and expanding your influence as well. However, if you want to achieve these results, you need to work really hard to make your post worth liking and sharing. Here are 4 tips that ca…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
There's a multitude of different network monitoring solutions out there, and you're probably wondering what makes NetCrunch so special. It's completely agentless, but does let you create an agent, if you desire. It offers powerful scalability …

612 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question