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Old 09-19-2006, 07:51 AM   #1
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Remote Access to Windows Box

I am able to Remote Access from my Linux Box to FreeBSD and Solaris. How do you remote access to a Windows Box? I'm not sure what I have to do to the Windows box

I am running RedHat Enterprise 4 and Solaris 9
Old 09-19-2006, 11:08 AM   #2
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You need to enable Remote Desktop or Terminal Services (on Windows Server) - these both use RDP. On the UNIX side, use "rdesktop", or the "Terminal Server Client", which is a nicer interface to rdesktop.

Alternatively, install VNC on the Windows systems and then use the normal VNC client on UNIX.
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Rdesktop works great, and uses the native Microsoft RDP protocol.
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Remote desktop on a XP workstation only allows one connection and the user must have a password. When connected the local desktop is locked. Encryption by default is not enabled. You can find instructions easily via googling.
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I'll try it out tomorrow. Thanks for your help.



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