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Windows 7: Notification program

03 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Notification program

Does anyone know of/can easily make a program that does the following?:

  • The program will run off of 2 computers in a LAN network
  • Host: When a certain key (ex: F8) is pressed, a program in the tray will send a signal to the client.
  • Client: A program which is hidden to the tray will play a custom sound when a signal is received from the host.

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03 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Is it too early for a bump? I'm not much of a fourms guy but I see a thread posted 12 mins ago has already gotten 12 replies, so I'm guessing so
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03 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

An option may be to use some remote administration tool to start a program remotely that plays the sound or do whatever you want. I can think of both Telnet and SSH connections from one computer to another, so you can use the command line to start a media player to play some sound.

I've done a quick test using SSH to my very same computer. There with the command:
start "c:\something\sound.wav"
(supposing you have such a file in that folder of course)
And the sound effectively played. I suppose that it should work over a network too, but I have a few doubts about security of the services that might pose a problem.

Anyway, if you want to try, Windows includes a rudimentary Telnet server and client (not installed by default, but can be enabled though control panel). That should be enough for doing that over a LAN, but if you want to extend it to access over internet SSH is a far better option, because of encryption.
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