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Launching Programs Remotely

by Mark_Douglas / July 9, 2009 3:23 AM PDT

First of all, thanks for your good will.

Can someone please tell me how can I launch throughout a work station a program that is installed in a server?

In other words, I need to install all mt programs in a server and only launch on my work station so I do not corrupt the server and I don't have to reinstall all programs on a new work station.

Thank you very, very much.

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You can't
by Jimmy Greystone / July 9, 2009 4:21 AM PDT

You can't... At least not with Windows. Unix has been doing this for probably over 30 years now, but Windows was developed during the "PC is the network" era.

Some specific apps can be installed to run that way, if you want to pay a hefty additional licensing fee for the privilege, such that it's really only cost effective if you have hundreds of systems and a server powerful enough to handle the load.

A sort of way around this is VNC or Remote Desktop. That way you run a program that then feeds the display of another computer back to you. The downside is that it requires a VERY fast network link (100Mbps or better is preferred) and even then there will be a noticeable delay on a lot of things. This cannot be overcome with current technology.

There are potential licensing issues with the VNC/Remote Desktop method as well. Some companies might feel you need a separate license for each system you might use the program on, even though you're the only one using it.

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(NT) Thanks, Jimmy.
by Mark_Douglas / July 9, 2009 4:24 AM PDT
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No problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2009 4:22 AM PDT

Those programs would have to be "portable applications" (see google.) Then you can just map a drive letter to there and launch when ready.

Sounds simple!
Bob

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