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If I have two computers, both running Windows 7, on my home network, is there some way to write a script so that I can click on a single icon on the one computer and make the other computer execute a program?

Clearly, I could do this by accessing the other computer through remote desktop connection and then executing the program, but I would like to avoid (or at least automate) making the connection so I can just click a single icon to have it happen.

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Are you going to make me ask it? –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Mar 29 '12 at 21:09
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@IgnacioVazquez-Abrams: Ask what? :/ –  Tom Wijsman Mar 30 '12 at 8:50

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(assuming Windows)

You could write a batch file that calls PsExec, or create a shortcut to PsExec with the appropriate command line arguments.

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Sorry, I should have specified Windows 7. One does dual boot with Ubuntu, but that isn't relevent here. I'll give PsExec a try. –  TimothyAWiseman Mar 29 '12 at 22:11
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@TimothyAWiseman: You need permissions set on the other computers use PsExec, or at least have their login detalis. –  Tom Wijsman Mar 30 '12 at 8:51

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