I have a GUI application running on a windows XP client machine. I would like to telnet in, shut it down, pull some files over via ftp and then start it up again.
It's that last part that I'm having problems with as it seems like starting any GUI app from telnet "starts" it only in the sense that it is added to the process list. It does not pop up forms or really start doing anything (like writing log files).
Try it yourself. Telnet localhost => notepad.exe
Is there a simple way around this limitation? I also have RAdmin installed on all these machines, maybe there's a way to somehow use it? I doubt it since this is for an automation script and my experience is that RAdmin has 0 support for this.
By the way, I started this discussion on stackoverflow and it was recommended to me that you guys might know a thing or two about this.