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I have Windows 7 (x64) running in VMware Fusion on my Mac. To make debugging apps on the Windows side from the Java side easier, I'd like to be able to start the app in Windows from the Mac side.

I'm open to running an ssh server (if that's the only solution), but the links from this question seem old and possibly out-of-date. An answer to another question recommended winexe, but I'm not sure if that'll work on windows 7.

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After a bit of further research the session software looks promising for running commands on remote Windows PCs from a Mac using the winexe command.

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It's possible to start programs on a remote PC using psexec under Windows. So, it may be possible to run that from Wine on the Mac, but that's a blatant piece of speculation.

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I'll have a look at that - thanks! – CajunLuke Aug 16 '11 at 21:46
I'd be interested to know if it works – Col Aug 17 '11 at 9:21
Unfortunately, PsExec doesn't work in wine. – CajunLuke Aug 17 '11 at 18:45
There's a linux equivalent called winexe available from sourceforge here that claims "probably compatibility with other unices" so it might possibly maybe work under os x – Col Aug 17 '11 at 18:57
OK, this looks much more promising has a mac version and includes winexe – Col Aug 17 '11 at 19:01

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