I realize that this is a simple request, and that I could probably figure it out just sitting at his laptop and messing around for a bit. But in this instance I need to solve it as quickly and efficiently as possible from his perspective, as it may lead to a lot of business in the future. Hence, I felt I would be better off preparing myself as much as I can in advance of actually sitting down at his laptop.
To reiterate my quandary a little more succinctly, I would like to know if it is at all possible to launch programs installed on one computer, from another one in the same network. I have worked it out mentally as best I could, I figure if I were to make the root folder for the program a shared file, then theoretically that should mean he could go into the folder from any machine on the network (securities permitting) and launch the .exe file. Does this statement seem in error to anyone?
Also, would it be a better decision to make an ad-hoc network? Or perhaps a VPN? I have just begun absorbing information on networking (aside from simple at home wireless on xp) so I would appreciate any advice I can get regarding this topic. Thanks in advance for any and all information in response to this post.