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RE: [Newbie] Trying to run MSWord from Cygwin

Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote on Friday, March 03, 2006 2:08 AM:

> P.P.Hughes wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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.

But don't expect Word popping up on your Linux box ... it is not an X app ;-)

- Jörg

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