In a previous post I showed how to manage windows machines remotely with winexe. http://boreditguy.com/blog/?p=160
Well a comment on the post informed me that wmi-client and winexe were removed from the Ubuntu Jaunty repositories. This would definitely keep me from upgrading to Jaunty without it.
Well don’t fear, I’ve made a workaround.
Download winexe from here http://boreditguy.com/blog/data/winexe-static-081123.bz2
Extract the bz2 to your desktop.
Make winexe executable:
sudo chmod a+x Desktop/winexe-static-081123
Rename it to winexe
mv Desktop/winexe-static-081123 Desktop/winexe
Copy it to /usr/local/bin
sudo cp Desktop/winexe /usr/local/bin
That’s it, you can run winexe to connect to windows machines now.