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Re: can't start windows apps from romote login via ssh

On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 09:24:10PM +0200, Frederik Reiss wrote:
> Hi,
> When i ssh to my cygwin(WinXP) and try to start a windows programm (e.g.
> notepad) with or without cygstart the programm seems to be startet in the
> Task-Manager but no window does appear.

AFAIK, it can't work.  sshd and child apps are running as services
with no connection to the current desktop sessions.  From these
processes point of view there isn't a desktop to run on. 

However, there is a way to allow that.  Change the service properties
of sshd.  There's a switch "Allow service to interact with desktop".
If you switch this on and restart the service, you now have a console
window open in which the service is running.  Now you can ssh to this
box and start notepad and it will appear on the desktop.  Unfortunately
you can't avoid the console window for the service process now...


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