Running applications from within Confluence

I am just starting with Confluence and I want to setup a server management page so that all of the server details for a given site can be seen on that page. We are running Confluence 3.0.1 at present but will soon be upgrading to 4.1 I can link to server management cards using http by putting in their IP address but I would like to be able to remote to the server using RDP by running mstsc /v:10.1.1.1 by hitting a button on the page.

Q1 Can I easily run a dos command or a windows application from within the Confluence page?

Q2 Are there more buttons than just the coloured stars available - something a little larger?

I haven't got admin rights on the server and will need to get the admin to load the appropriate plugin/macro should one exist.

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You can add .rdp files as attachments on the page and link to those, eg [Connect to Server|^server.rdp].

Confluence can run anything but it would run on the server, which is not what you want. You could use activeX but that's all a bit passé, and has security implications.

Don't know about buttons, but you can add your own images or style buttons using the space stylesheet, if you're a space admin.

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Joe Clark Atlassian Team Feb 13, 2012

Some other alternatives here, but none of them seem very straight-forward: http://superuser.com/questions/312011/can-you-launch-remote-desktop-via-url

I like Jamie's suggestion.

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