I am trying to find a lightweight way to start an application on a remote Windows7 machine from linux.
The following are my boundary conditions:
- The Windows7 system is located in the same subnet on the same LAN as the Linux machine.
- If needed, a local user account with administrator privileges is available on that machine and the password is known.
- The application which should be started on the windows machine needs to show a Window. It is not just a process.
- No further interaction should be necessary on the windows7 system.
- I don't want to install a full blown cygwin on that system.
- I tried to use the linux equivalent of psExec (winexe) but I still needed to acknowledge some warning on the windows7 machine.
Using psExec from another windows7 machine works, but I have to start a process on the windows machine from a linux host.
I am free to install additional software, but I don't want to install mysys or cygwin.
The application needs to start immediately (that is as soon as the linux machine triggers the "start the application"). IMO polling isn't an option.
As I found out, the warning windows7 shows when it should invoke a command from winexe is a feature called "session 0 isolation" and haven't found a way to turin it off.