SSH from Mac to Windows VM -> Run program

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cookieme, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. cookieme macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2005

    I have a question regarding running windows using VMware Fusion on my mac. Basically, I can ssh into my VM using the Terminal on my mac. However, when I try and run a windows program from the terminal it doesn't work. I don't get an error message and I can see that the program is listed under windows as a process, but nothing happens.

    I understand that I will not get a GUI in terminal, but all I want to do is run this windows program in batch mode. It works fine from the command prompt in windows and also from a cygwin prompt on windows, but from Terminal on my mac it starts the process, but doesn't run.

    Is there some limitation of trying to run a windows program like this?

  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Its an app with a GUI?
    Are you expecting it to display on the Mac or within the VM?
  3. cookieme thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2005
    Hey yellow,

    I am not really expecting any display on either the mac or within the VM. The program is running in batch mode, so it will simply read in a file and then output a file. The command looks like this:

    ansys110 -b -i input file -o output file
    As soon as the command is run within windows (VM) a command prompt is opened and then closed and the resulting file is available to read.

    I would think that this was possible from the Terminal on my mac, if I can do it within the VM.

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