I have a process that I am working on that requires me to run some script on my linux hosts, and have that script start a batch script on a windows host. I have been having trouble finding a good way to do this. I could install SSH on windows, but most of the non-commercial packages are many years out of date. I have not found anything on cpan that quite does what I need. On the windows box, there is a batch script that I need to start. It does some logging, and then starts a service. I am unsure as to how to proceed. Has anyone done this before?
For extra background, the windows host is a windows 2008 R2 server that runs a critical app in my environment. The 'powers that be' would prefer I not install, or mess with the windows box any more than required. Cygwin is out of the question in this case for political reasons.