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Re: Starting native windows GUI app via ssh.

A few weeks I asked for help with the same problem. The advice that worked (I think) was to be sure that the installation of sshd was such that it is allowed to interact with the desktop.
In any case I have it working in my situation so let me know if you need more help.

Brian Mathis wrote:
On Dec 17, 2007 3:20 PM, Clayton Holloway <> wrote:
Is it at all possible to start a native windows application(GUI) via ssh
and have it actually appear on the windows box?

No matter what app I run via ssh (firefox, notepad, etc) the process is
listed in the task manager, but is nowhere to be found on the screen. If
X were in use here, I'd just set the DISPLAY variable, but afaik windows
won't use a DISPLAY.

Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.

You need to install the cygwin ssh service with the "Interact with desktop" option enabled.

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