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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: Tomcat 6 access Network drive and interact with desktop
Date Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:14:47 GMT
chris derham wrote:
>> The first part (running programs which require a Window) usually doesn't,
>> because those programs are usually such that they do not work "as a
>> service".  It is not usually only the fact that they need a console, but
>> they need a whole bunch of other environment which a Service does not
>> provide.
>> It will only work when the other program is specifically designed to work
>> that way.
>> For example, OpenOffice in "headless" mode works fine.  But MS-Office
>> programs do not, and this mode of operation is explicitly indicated by
>> Microsoft as "not recommended and not supported".
> So summarising discussion so far
> 1) services generally run headless with no interaction with desktop
> 2) you can run a service with interaction with desktop enabled
> 3) this doesn't work under Windows Server 2008 and later.
> So questions to OP
> a) did the link I sent help?
> b) what programs are you trying to run that open windows on desktop?
> c) what version of os are you running under?
I would add another one :
d) can you run instead Tomcat in a command window (via setup.bat), or is that not possible
(I do this kind of thing under similar circumstances, using a virtual machine so that 
there is no physical console accessible).

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