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Re: [Newbie] Trying to run MSWord from Cygwin
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 20:08:09 -0500
- Subject: Re: [Newbie] Trying to run MSWord from Cygwin
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This is probably a silly question to most you, but here goes:
I'm opening a ssh connection from a Linux box to our Windows Server 2003
which then initiates a Cygwin terminal. I then try and run a vbs script
that opens Word to convert documents from Word to PostScript.
In my vbs script, as soon as it reaches the following line:
Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")
I receive the following error:
C:\cygwin\home\iss05e\autoprint.vbs(6, 1) Microsoft VBScript runtime
error: Permission denied: 'CreateObject'
The user 'iss05e' has Administrative privileges on the Windows machine.
The script works fine if I log into the machine direct and run it
through the command prompt using "cscript autoprint.vbs".
Is there some permissions setting I need to change to allow Cygwin to
run GUI applications?
If you need to interact with the desktop, you need to enable the
option on the service to allow this. Either do so from the Windows
Control Panel->Administrator Tools->Services->RMB->Properties->Log On
facility or uninstall the service and reinstall it with cygrunsrv and
add the "-i" flag (or add this to the appropriate line in
/bin/ssh-host-config and rerun this script).
Also, be sure you log in with password authentication. Pub-key
may also cause the permission denied message you got.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
838 Washington Street (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746
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