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I currently have a 75 user license for FacetWin and am looking to upgrade to an open source solution like putty. However I do need one key feature which is used a lot.

In FacetWin, there is an option called "Enable Run Program Escape Sequence" which allows a command in the FacetWin console environment to run programs on the windows environment.

Run windows calculator in windows from the Unix command prompt environment!

>echo \\0033[2]calc

How would I accomplish this same task in putty?

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Check out AljexClient if you're still looking for the solution. It's a PuTTY fork where one of the added features is exactly what you're looking for.

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It's a really hackish solution, but you could always use metasploit payloads to get VNC connections or do whatever you like. It's really going around your backside to get to your elbow, but it works.

And it's free.

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Interesting solution. However this happens to be on a network with mandatory PCI compliance. I would need something a little more stable and non-patchable per say. – dunpealslyr Oct 26 '11 at 0:52
does using at with a time in the immediate future not solve the problem? – RobotHumans Oct 26 '11 at 13:08

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