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I setup virtual box. I setup win7 remote assistance.

Posted 10-27-2011 at 09:14 PM by omgiamlinux

I setup virtual box on my laptop. It's surprizingly good! I have always been told that it is utter crap and that I should buy VM ware, but I actually like virtual box a little more! Networking isn't configured right out of the box (and it is much slower than VM ware's networking), but it has this sweet feature called "seamless mode" where it puts the debian task bar just above the windows taskbar, and the debian top-bar at the top of the screen, and instead of showing the debian desktop, it shows the windows desktop!!! Did you follow what I just said! That's amazing! Anyway, here's some personal notes.

Download http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads


Networking doesn't work right out of the box. And it's a lot slower I think... Go to...

Devices -> Networking Adapters

Then click "NAT" and switch it to "Brdiged Adapter" Afterwards it will work just fine. Power off the machine and change the NIC to be something faster if you'd like.



Hot Keys

Code:
HOST KEY = Right Control

HOST + Home:     Show menu
HOST + F:        Full Screen Mode
HOST + C:        Scale Mode
HOST + L:        Seamless Mode







I'm also going to setup remote assistance on a windows 7 PC.

Start Menu -> "Windows Remote Assistance" (type it in and hit enter)

Then click "Invite someone you trust to help you"

At this point you may be prompted with errors. Have windows "Repair" the errors. It's likely your firewall blocking the connection.


After that trifle is over with you should click "Save this invitation as a file". Go ahead and save it to your desktop. Then mail it to the person who you want to help you out along with the password which will now be visible on the window titled "Windows Remote Assistance"... eg 9D2B35HLQN4Z.



Then on the other line, the other person will click...


Start Menu -> "Windows Remote Assistance"

Then click "Help Someone who has invited you" and from there it gets pretty intuitive. This person has a button they can click to "enable mouse control" which will only work if the other person agrees to grant access when they are prompted.



Some ports need to be forwarded if you want to do this over the tubes. Use route port 3389 (terminal service port). That's remote desktop's port too.
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