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Is it possible to use a Unix script on a remote server that has Unix installed to call call/run Windows program.

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Please can you elaborate on what you are trying to achieve here and what your situation and setup is? –  Andy Bowskill Mar 14 '11 at 12:34
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There are a number of ways this could be achieved.

If the Windows software you are wanting to run can be executed from the command line and perform all the functions you want by the use of command line switches then you could install and configure an SSH server on the windows machine then use SSH to connect from the Unix machine and execute the command on the Windows machine.

Otherwise you would have to investigate various options involving non-standard protocols and automation scripting using propriatory systems.

The SSH route is the way I would choose personally if possible.

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You're looking for winexe. I've used it to communicate to a Windows VM from a Linux host effectively.

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