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firemedic624
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Remote desktop control Linux to Windows

Postby firemedic624 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:10 am

I am looking for a program that will allow me to take control of my windows xp pro machines from my Linux Mint machine without locking out the current user. I have tried Rdesktop and while I can get into the windows machine it locks the current user out. Does anyone know if there is a way or program that will do what I'm looking for? I have seen this done from windows to windows. I'm still new to RDP and I welcome any help. Thanks Tim

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Re: Remote desktop control Linux to Windows

Postby rbanavara » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:13 pm

you can try VNC, there are quite few variants of VNC like realVNC, tightVNC... Also there is NX technology and its open source version - freeNX. Here are 2 references from wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison ... p_software
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vnc
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it -Husse

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Re: Remote desktop control Linux to Windows

Postby firemedic624 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:20 pm

Ok. I'll give it a try. Will this work for if I'm away from home and want to access my home computer over the internet?

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Re: Remote desktop control Linux to Windows

Postby rbanavara » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:47 am

yes, provided you take care of firewall (also sometimes NAT may cause issues).

I have not used VNC / freeNX, so not sure if they automatically set up things for you regarding the firewall.

In my opinion, windows remote assistance is easiest to setup from the firewall & NAT point of view.
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