View Full Version : [ubuntu] remote controlling ubu from windows

February 12th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Is there a way to remotely control my Ubu server from my windows desktop on my local network, similar to running remote desktop in the windows environment?

February 12th, 2009, 10:22 PM
You could use SSH.

sudo apt-get install ssh

And then you could use putty (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/) on windows to connect to it.

February 12th, 2009, 10:31 PM
System > Preferences > Remote Desktop

More information on VNC: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC

February 13th, 2009, 01:07 AM
I have read the documentation on VINO and realvnc viewer (windows), made the config changes in Remote Desktop, but my realvnc client wont connect to the server.

I'm on a local network, so the router does not come into play (i can ftp from my windows computer to my Ubu server).

Do i have to do anything special to run the Vino server? Do i need to run the RealVNC server on the Ubu box?

February 13th, 2009, 01:44 AM
How are you trying to connect ?


ie connect to port 5900.

I second the suggestion of ssh ;)

February 13th, 2009, 02:32 AM
The best way is to install ssh-server on Linux and xming with putty on windows.