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Running the robocopy command you show in your question from "Server_C" causes the data to be read over the wire from "Server_A" and sent to "Server_B" by "Server_C". All the data traverses the network interface(s) on "Server_C". The data moves through buffers in RAM-- there is no "temp folder" or such-- it's more ephemeral than that. You are correct, ...


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Since SVR1 and SVR2 are not part of the same AD domain, you will need to store credentials for SVR2 somewhere on SVR1 for your automated script to access. Using WinRM and sufficiently updated Powershell, Powershell Remoting will let you establish a connection from SVR1 to SVR2 and do whatever you can think of on a command line in an automatic fashion. You ...


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thx for you tips and hints - what I did is the following function startChromeRemotely($client) { $desktopSession = query user /server:$client | Select-String -Pattern Active $desktopSessionId = ($desktopSession -split '\s+')[3] .\PsExec.exe -i $desktopSessionId -d \\$client -u someuser-p somepassword "C:\Program Files ...


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The idle time shown in your screenshots can indicate user inactivity. If the user were to leave a program that periodically accesses the file server this number wouldn't indicate time where a user is not present providing input to the computer. One quick-and-dirty idea comes to mind: Use the creation time of a screensaver process Assuming the user is ...


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As Evan said, this is purposefully made to be difficult to do, because it's so easy to exploit and use maliciously. But you can do it, if you have enough dedication and you're willing to get your hands dirty. I created a very robust, reliable Windows Service that runs on machines in a production environment, that executes GUI applications in the security ...


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You're going to find this to be exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, to do. You would think it would be easy, but it isn't. Microsoft has made this purposefully difficult because it exposes a type of security vulnerability ("shatter" attacks) if you can manipulate the window manager in another user's security context. The Session 0 Isolation feature, ...


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Ansible is indeed directly callable from your own python script. The Ansible API is fully documented. I have not used it myself but you should be able to write your own python script to leverage Ansible and do what you want. According to their documentation is as simple as this: import ansible.runner runner = ansible.runner.Runner( ...


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If the BIOS supports PXE (network) booting you can do that.


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Cygwin's setup.exe supports command line arguments. You maybe be able to manage packages with that. Just be aware that if 'cygwin1.dll' is updated in the process it may break running Cygwin sessions so they will need to be restarted. The Superuser stack exchange site has a question that covers this in more detail.



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