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Is it possible to run Windows commands (on a VMware BOX installed) from a mac terminal ?

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Actual DOS? Or Windows command line? – grawity Mar 19 '11 at 19:14
yes windows command line , using vmware fusion – Jorge Vidinha Mar 19 '11 at 19:29

Which variant of VMWare? The Server variants have many more options than Workstation, which has more options than Fusion. That said, if you want to work directly from a Terminal window, your best bet is probably to install an sshd inside the VM. Otherwise, your primary options are RDP (rdesktop, Remote Desktop Connection, CoRD) or VNC.

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using vmware fusion, i just want send remote calls to start an app on the box example in the command window like: app.exe --args . so what im searching is a method to run from the terminal host machine. Does this make any sense ??? – Jorge Vidinha Mar 19 '11 at 19:32
Installing sshd is probably the most familiar way to deal with it, then. Windows doesn't natively have a remote terminal mechanism, as distinct from a remote GUI. (Hm, belay that last; I don't know if there's a way to talk to PowerShell. — Looks like "no". Pity.) – geekosaur Mar 19 '11 at 19:45
Windows does have a built-in (well, not installed by default but in the windows components) telnet daemon. It's really really sucky, but the best windows has without third party software. – Majenko Mar 19 '11 at 19:51
telnet. ${DEITY:-someone} help us. – geekosaur Mar 19 '11 at 19:53

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