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Invoking GUI programs over SSH
- From: Quang Ong <ong at AI dot SRI dot COM>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 16:43:08 -0700
- Subject: Invoking GUI programs over SSH
I found this previous discussion about this issue, but it doesn't appear
to work or maybe someone can elaborate on this issue.
I'm trying to do the same thing, launch a GUI app over SSH on the
"server", not sending the display back to the ssh client.
I originally had openssh 5.8 and recently updated to 5.9. SSH to the
windows machine works fine for the most part, except for the fact when I
try to launch our build tool, which pops up a GUI, it doesn't work
anymore. We have a much older XP machine running Cygwin 1.5 which works,
but this new machine is running Win7 64-bit w/ Cygwin 1.7 openssh 5.9.
The quick test is to ssh into the cygwin machine and run notepad. Like
the previous poster, I can see the process running, but nothing on the
"console". I tried the recommended step of adding Interactive Logon
rights using the editrights tool, but I didn't see how the poster was
able to use the Services GUI to add "Allow service to interact with
desktop" for a "regular user". Only the LOCAL SERVICE user has that
option in the GUI.
1) Is the "editrights -a SeInteractiveLogonRight -u ssh-admin " command
the same as checking the "Allow service to interact with desktop"?
2) The poster also didn't seem to indicate which version of openssh. I
found another discussion that mentioned that this capability worked with
Is this capability no longer possible/suported?
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