View Full Version : [SOLVED] SSH X11 Forwarding to Windows

Robert Moyse
March 30th, 2012, 07:14 AM
How could I access X11 GUI apps through SSH on Windows 7 using putty.

I access CLI apps all the time using windows, any way to access GUI apps?

March 30th, 2012, 04:24 PM
You will first need an xserver running on your Win 7 box. I use X Ming.

If you use pre-configured putty sessions for your connections you will need to edit them to enable X11 forwarding.

Since I make most of my connections through putty via the command line I have also edited the default putty session to enable X11 forwarding. Or also when you launch putty from the command line you can add the parameter -X (that is a uppercase X) to turn on X11 tunneling.

Now when you run an X11 GUI app it should appear on your win 7 box.

Robert Moyse
April 4th, 2012, 11:40 AM
Works great! :)