|Re: Running headless in virtual machine [message #1092289 is a reply to message #1090690]
||Thu, 22 August 2013 11:16
| Tom Brus
Registered: February 2011
We had exactly the same problem, windows is geared towards human user interaction, not auto/batch processing.|
What I finally did is write and run a deamon on our linux box that brings up an rdp session to the windows box continuously. The rdp on linux runs in an X frame buffer in memory so it is completely human-less. You can then even make screen shots from the in-memory 'screen', either manually or at a certain interval. I did not manage to pull off video although it should technically be possible. Both machine run in AWS by the way.
The only downside is that when you connect to the windows machine by rdp manually you will be kicked after a while by the daemon. You can of course stop the daemon before a manual connect but that is more hassle.
If people are interested I could load the code up to github...
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