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I was wondering if it's possible to remote desktop to an ubuntu server that contain no xwindows (text only) from Windows. To put it in another word, I want to full desktop GUI of ubuntu server on my Windows machine. If it's possible, what are the step into making this possible.


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You want a GUI Interface from Windows on an Ubuntu Server that has no GUI? – cutrightjm May 3 '12 at 12:37
Maybe you can explain what you want to get from this and why ssh is inadequate. Do you mean the ubuntu console in this case, as there is no gui. – johnshen64 May 3 '12 at 13:23
Putty will work if all you want to do is see your "console" and have control of the server from the given cli. As far as a full gui, that won't really be possible on a server with no gui. – Paperlantern May 3 '12 at 13:39
I'm not very proficient in using console via SSH, I feel better when I can have the KDE desktop environment. – chmod May 3 '12 at 14:12
@chmod: You can install KDE by executing sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends kubuntu-desktop. Then all you need is a VNC server. But I would advice against it. With time, you'll get used to SSH. – Dennis May 3 '12 at 14:24

You can't get remote desktop if contain no xwindows (text only), but you can use mobaxTerm for example to ssh to that machine and when launch an application - it will popup on the screen of Windows client

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