Remoting single applications

James [Wez] Weatherall jnw "at"
Wed, 09 Dec 1998 10:46:48 +0000

On Tue, 8 Dec 1998, Carroll, Patrick S wrote:

> Is it possible to have future versions of VNC do the following...
> [ ]Remote an single application (standard Windows App) to a remote computer?

Not at present but in principle it's feasible.

> [ ]Have multiple instances of this app (if it supports it as many do) run in
> the same Windows session, but remoted to different computers?

Feasible but not currently done.

> [ ]"Remote" instances would not show up on the server computer (be hidden)
> screen, but only on remote computers?

No.  Windows doesn't update any windows which aren't physically displayed
(i.e. on the visible desktop.)  Even under Windows Terminal Server, if a
virtual desktop isn't displayed then no graphics events occur for it.


James "Wez" Weatherall
Olivetti & Oracle Research Laboratory, Cambridge, UK - Tel : 343000
Laboratory for Communications Engineering, Cambridge - Tel : -

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