So odd question. I was trying to write a wcf service that when you hit certain services the remote server would run the specific program, with the idea that I could launch VLC or a web browser simply by hitting a url on my phone (the server is hooked up to my tv). I got everything wired up and the code runs, but it seems WCF isn't able to launch UI applications on the remote server, I'm guessing that would be a huge security concern. So I'm at a bit of a loss on how to continue.
Basically what I want to do is be able to easily send a command from my phone to get my server to launch different applications. The server is just running windows 8, I was hoping a simple wcf end point that launched apps would be simple and easy to write, but since that doesn't work, what's the easiest way to achieve this? I realize there are lots of software that can do this, but I'd like to write my own.