|I got this working using a batch and psexec.exe. Although, for some reason PPV stopped working soon after? It now either says file is not compatible with .ppt and .pptx or file is too large, even with a 38K file? All the run fine if I walk up to the machine and use a GUI.|
I tried downloading a trial version of Office which is way overkill, but we would buy a copy if need be. Although, Office now runs in a virtual machine and the instructions for running the full PP app from command line don't work.
I am sorry, but I feel like MS is melting down. Their Office products used to work as promised. I think I am going to have to try to make a slide show from a PDF using Acrobat and display it from a command line using their viewer. I read yesterday that this is possible. Another solution might be to use Google Docs and run it in a browser.
I just need to run a looping display on a remote monitor from a batch so I can automate (simplify) the change of slideshows for my colleagues.