Windows based app.server
Wed Feb 6 04:54:00 GMT 2002
On Thu, 1 Jan 1970 10:00 am, Chris Howells wrote:
> With an X server running on a Win32 machine, it's possible to run X
> applications (e.g. on Linux) and have them sent over the network to appear
> on the Win32 machine.
> However, has anybody tried the other way around -- having Windows
> applications appearing on a Linux desktop, the Windows applications all
> being run through a specific Windows (NT) based application server?
> For example, imagine a network running almost entirely Linux, but needing
> to run a few legacy Windows applications. What I would like is for the user
> (sitting in front of Linux box with X) to be able to click on an icon for a
> Windows application, causing the application to start running on a Windows
> (NT) based application server. The program would entirely run on the
> Windows server, but the screen output would be sent over the network so it
> could be controlled by the user sitting on their Linux/X machine.
> I'm just wondering if this is possible?
> Many thanks,
> Chris Howells
I don't know if this would work with an NT application server. However, have
a look at VNC.
The original version is at:
There is a low bandwidth version:
and a supported version:
This will at least partly do what you want (although only for one user at a
time, due to windows single user structure).
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