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I was wondering if there was a way that I could gain access to my Mac's terminal window from my PC. I was thinking along the lines of telnet but I've never done it before and I'm having a hard time finding any material on it so I'm not sure if it's possible.

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Why don't you RDP in? – Dave Sep 26 '12 at 6:20
can't rdp from windows to lion. You can VNC in, but only if the user isn't logged in (its stupid). Problem is, if I log out, my terminal services on the mac go down. So I need a way to operate remotely. I think I may have just got what i was looking for though. putty/ssh – Sinaesthetic Sep 26 '12 at 6:23
SSH is always the way! – HaydnWVN Sep 26 '12 at 7:38
Citrix Xen will allow RDP (or so it claims) - from any windows, mac or mobile platform – Dave Sep 26 '12 at 8:12
System Preferences -> Sharing -> Remote Login -> Enable it Then just ssh in with a Windows SSH client using your username. – EdH Sep 27 '12 at 21:27

I was able to achieve this pretty quickly once I knew what I was looking for. I simply enabled remote management on my mac and now I can use the mac command prompt remotely without needing to VNC or logout.

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