Accessing or controlling a computer that you are not physically in front of.

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How do you attach another server to Windows Server 2012 essentials?

My primary server is setup as a Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I have another server running Windows Server 2012 Standard and I would like to show it via the Dashboard that I get from Essentials. I ...
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Is it possible to add hardware on a remote machine and use it as if it was installed on the local machine?

We have two computers in the apartment running Windows 7 and Windows Vista. 99% of the time we use headphones but every now and then we have a desire for some ambiance so we got a set of 2.1 speakers. ...
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Using multiple computers effectively

I have some extra (old) Macs and PCs around the house and a MacBook that's sometimes overworked. I'm looking for tips on using multiple computers effectively. Basically, I'd like to add to the ...
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How to connect to a remote desktop using Tight VNC server

Can some one suggest me the best network application debugging tools. As I am trying to connect to remote VNC server uisng windows 7. I have diabled windows firewall and antivirus but sitll not able ...
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Execute local script requiring arguments on Linux via plink

Is it possible to execute (from windows) a local script with arguments on a remote linux system? Here's what I got: plink 1.2.3.4 -l root -pw mypassword -m hello.sh Is there a way to do this ...
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How to access C$ share in a network?

Considering I have admin access to a machine, how can I remotely access the default C$ share in Windows XP and Windows 7? Edit: This is not a domain, it's a single machine that I need to access
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How can I share my computer screen on a LAN?

I want to share my computer screen over LAN, without an internet connection. How can I do it? There is different software like: LogMeIn Team Viewer etc. But these require an internet connection. ...
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Remote control software that doesn't require the end user's input

When I worked at a large corporation a long time ago, their IT staff had a remote control solution that did not require the end user to enter a password, give a password, or anything else of that ...
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Trying to access Linksys WRT54GL remotely

I am trying to allow access (to me) remotely for this new Router. I do know the IP address but I think I need to know the default port to use. How can I find out the default port for this? Right ...
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How to allow fast user switching on a remote Mac?

Our server has been locked by a person who haven't logged out after working on it, so now I cannot access it without restart. Can I somehow allow via SSH fast user switching without restarting the ...
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How to remote desktop to a Windows Vista machine from a Redhat machine?

I can find this article about remote desktop in Vista, but none that tells me how to remotely control my Vista machine from my Redhat machine. Any ideas?
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Self-hosted browser-based remote desktop script?

I need a self-hosted browser based remote desktop script that will connect me from any PC to my work PC. I need to either host this script within my own dedicated hosting or on my work PC. The PC that ...
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How to give each computer on the network its own url?

I remember when I was in university, I could remote access individual workstations in the computer lab by specifying p1.someuniversity.edu or p2.someuniversity.edu through ssh. Now at home I have ...
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Enable remote desktop or remote administration remotley

I recently reformatted one of my computers and have forgotten to turn on Remote Desktop. Now I am trying to grab some files off that computer, but I have no way of accessing it. I have an ...
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Remote machine running XP won't shutdown, which processes should I kill and in what order?

Unable to restart or shutdown remote Windows XP using psshutdown or psexec/shutdown. I tried shutdown -s -t 0, but this failed. Pulling the power isn't an option as no one at machine to do this. I'm ...
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How can I turn on File and Printer sharing, and the Firewall from the Windows command line

I am using PsExec to access cmd on a Windows 7 computer on my network, and I want to turn on File and Printer Sharing, followed by the Windows firewall without having to get up and walk all the way to ...
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Safe remote mysql connection

As you know, keeping the mysql port 3306 opened is unsafe - but I would like to use a good mysql administrative program instead of phpmyadmin, which requires 3306 port to be opened. Of course I can ...
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Mount remote filesystem through 2 SSH tunnels

As a university student, I am allowed to access my schools computers to work from home. However, it get there, i have to SSH to the university's general server, then SSH to the CIS departments server. ...
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Restart computer over the Internet via command line

Is it possible to restart a computer over the internet via command prompt? I know you can restart/shutdown in network using: shutdown /m \\mycomputer /r /t 0 I have been able to use this in ...
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How to ssh to a linux server behind corporate firewall?

My company has a linux server (CentOS 6 VM) behind a corporate firewall, I have full root control of the VM, but I have no control over the firewall. There's an ssh server running on it, and I can ssh ...
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SSH vs. OpenVPN, which one is faster?

Hi I need to have access to to my server remotely. I would like to have x forwarding functionality as well. SSh provides me with that however it's a little slow over the internet. Would openvpn ...
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Launching programs remotely via SSH on Windows 7

I've installed freeSSHd server on Windows 7. It works fine but when I try launching any graphical executables via SSH (e.g. "C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\bin\gimp-2.8.exe" or start /d "C:\Program ...
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Using 'diff' command over ssh

If I have a folder with several files on my computer, and a copy of the same folder on a remote server, is it possible to run 'diff' through ssh so I can see the differences between my copy and the ...
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how can I get Windows Remote Desktop to work on two monitors instead of just one?

At home, I have two monitors on my computer running Vista, which I then use Windows Remote Desktop to access a remote Windows computer. But, the Remote Desktop session only uses just one of my home ...
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Remote file system access issues

Is there a way to have responsive file system access over a network? My internet connection is 50Mb downloads/5Mb uploads, my server connection is 1Gb symmetrical. Ping to server is 50ms on average. ...
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Log off a disconnected user remotely

How do I log a disconnected user off remotely? For example, I remotely connect to a computer (with Dameware, if that matters) and run a command that takes a significant amount of time to complete. In ...
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Software Suggestions For Remote Access To One Private Network From Another Private Network [closed]

I'm currently incrementally developing a piece of software for a small business which is located 50 - 60 kilometres from where I live. The employees of the company are not very tech-savy which means I ...
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How to set up SSH access without a valid internet IP?

I want to allow other people to ssh into my Mac via login and password, but it does not have a valid internet IP. How to allow people to ssh when the machine might be at home, in an office, or coffee ...
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Remote Desktop would not work after router and Windows configuration

I have checked off "Allow Remote Assistance Connections to this Computer" and "Allow Connections from Computers Running Any Version of Remote Desktop." Additionally, I've configured my linksys router ...
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Configure X connections over TCP without using an X connection

I want to run a GUI application on a remote machine I only have ssh access to. I don't need to, or want to, see the GUI window. (I know I could use something like ssh -C -X remote_server if I wanted ...
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Set Up Port-Forwarding on Netgear N300 Router

I have a Netgear N300 router that has DynDNS.org as a preset DDNS option. After setting it up it (unsurprisingly) sent traffic directly to my router. I'm essentially using this to connect remotely to ...
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Windows Vista Remote Desktop - simultaneous users

I am able to connect to my windows vista machine using remote desktop. However, as soon as I connect, the user which is working on the PC gets locked. (I am using a different account to connect). ...
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Reverse KVM solution

I need to setup a computer so that it can be operated from two locations. The locations are about 20 meter from each other and the user wants the experience to be the same from both locations, i.e. no ...
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What's the normal way to manage MS-Windows Server 2003?

Ok, so I've never used a server version of Windows before (I've worked on, but never administrated, Linux servers). Because of this I decided to install Microsoft Windows Server 2003, set it up, and ...
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How can I activate and use my home webcam remotely?

I would like to be able to activate and see images from my home webcam when I am not at home. I can connect to the computer with the webcam over the Internet using Live Mesh, so I can remotely see ...
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SSH from my Android tablet to my Ubuntu machine

I believe I have finally have the prerequisite knowledge from asking other questions: question1 and question2 on this site. I wish to SSH from my Android Tablet (probably with SSH client Connect Bot) ...
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Why does this work: Windows same local admin username and password, able to access other computer?

I've two machines MachineA and MachineB. Both have two local accounts which have same username . Both accounts are local admin on those machines. If they have same password, I'm able to access ...
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Should I use VNC or X protocol to control a Linux application from Windows?

I need to use an RubyMine IDE running on a Linux machine from a Windows desktop. I want to make that remote Linux application window to behave as close as possible to a normal local Windows ...
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Log console on remotely

Is there a way to log a console session on remotely. I do not want to access the computer myself, rather allow someone who is sitting there to access it without giving them the username/password. I ...
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remote access to linux server from windows

I have a very basic beginner question that I didn't see an answer to. I am accessing a Linux server remotely from a Windows box, using SSH (Putty) and a database administration program. I would ...
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Trying to shutdown network computer

I currently have a Virtual Box VM with a bridged network. For testing purposes I have a Win7 Host & Guest. The host can see the guest and ping to it etc. But when running the command: shutdown ...
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powershell or cmd for remote administration

i frequently use remote desktop, gotoassist express and logmein to administer servers or end user terminals. in certain circumstances there is significant latency or low bandwidth where a full ...
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Allow users to update a single file on my http server

I have an XML file on my http server. I have full root access to the server (the server is running ubuntu). What I want to do is allow some users to append to the xml file. I am looking for a secure ...
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How can I give someone view-only access to my Mac?

I need to share my screen with someone, but I don't want him having access to my computer. I know there is a screen sharing option in system preferences(10.6), but if I disable control, TightVNC ...
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Is there a way to temporarily reserve a Windows 7 PC for a specific user?

In our lab we have a couple of our more powerful machines, setup for remote access only. User who are members of the lab domain can log on to any of the lab machines, including the ones I just ...
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Accessing a webserver hosted behind vpn with closed ports remotely?

I currently have the following setup: Win Server 2008 -------> Mint 16 Cinnamon VM tunneled through external VPN (using OpenVPN) ---------------> Webserver inside for local network access Is there ...
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Windows: Connect to multiple shares on multiple FQDNs on same IP with different FQDN

As my title says, I want to connect from a Windows workstation to multiple shares on multiple FQDNs on the same IP with a different FQDN (Windows workstation or server). Of course I know about the ...
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How can I connect to a Fedora remote desktop from Windows with putty

I aim to connect my fedora host running some matlab code and check its status at present. Is is it possible to connect to the host from Windows 7 machine and see the curret desktop environment as ...
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Remotely managing Scheduled Tasks on another computer: Access Denied

I need to remotely create new scheduled tasks from a Windows 7 computer in my company (which according to this Microsoft TechNet article I should be able to do. ...
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Execute command in graphical environment on tty1 via ssh

Allow me to elaborate some. My grandmother is not the most competent woman with a computer but she likes to have access to the movies I have on an external hard drive. I'd like to hook up a computer ...