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Re: sshd interaction with desktop not working


I was able to see some "action" by turning the
"NoInteractiveSercvices" option OFF in the registry. So now when I try
to run notepad.exe from the ssh shell, it asks me whether I'd like to
see the "message" and when I click yes, I see some "window-like" thing
on the desktop at which point the desktop apparently hangs.

On prodding further, I realize that if I disable the windows service
which checks whether a certain service is trying to "interact", I see
nothing in the desktop and everything is just like it was before I
started this exploration.

Has anyone been able to get around this problem? On the other hand,
where can I get to read the log of the cygwin SSHD?? /var/log/sshd.log
is empty? where does CYGWIN sshd does the logging?? AFAIK it used to
be this file. Has that changed??

On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 3:19 PM, Aijaz Baig <> wrote:
> Hello
> I am SSH'ing into a windows 10 box from a Linux box. I've configured
> sshd on the windows box and I can properly SSH into it.
> X11 forwarding also works perfectly after having installed Xming on
> windows (not that it matters with this problem anyways).
> However I am unable to open any windows application from the Linux
> box. I would like to open the windows app locally in the windows box
> (or to rephrase it, I do not need the UI windows to be opened on the
> Linux box)
> I am unable to figure out why it is not working even after selecting
> "Allow service to interact with desktop". My goal is to invoke windows
> app from ssh (Linux to Windows). Similar problems earlier were solved
> by selecting this option but apparently they were on earlier version
> of windows.
> Or should I take a different approach? Am I barking at the wrong tree here??
> I am keen to hear from input(s)
> --
> Best Regards,
> Aijaz Baig


Best Regards,
Aijaz Baig

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