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

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How can I control iTunes remotely

I have a desktop with a large music library connected to a high quality stereo and I'd like to be able to control which songs are playing, and in an ideal world, make playlists, using a laptop. ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Randomly Stopped Connecting to Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have allowed remote desktop connections on my home machine: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. Fixed IPV4 set via LAN (in network adapter settings). Router is set to forward port 3389 to my fixed IP ...
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How to retrieve files to local machine when logged in to SSH?

I know that you can grab files with scp like this: scp user@remote_machine:/path/to/source /path/to/destination However, I'd like to know if there is an easier way to do this, when I'm already ...
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Remotely Install Windows Updates and Software on Home network

Is it possible to remotely install windows updates and software on my home network without having to login into each one with remote desktop? I'm thinking of something like with ubuntu where I could ...
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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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Can't access to my VPS

I try to connect to my VPS but I can't, even if i use an another computer. But when I use a different connection (other IP) it works. So I was wondering, why my VPS blacklist my IP ? And where can I ...
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Services to let me use a remote PC (XP/Vista/Win7/Macintosh) (not my own) on a cost per hour basis?

I want to test my software on Windows XP, but seeing as I only have Windows 7, it would be great to use a service to remotely use their PC. Same goes with a Macintosh service for a different reason - ...
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How to troubleshoot Linksys E4200 Remote Management

My Linksys E4200 is configured for Remote Management, but the router is not accepting the connections. Here's the configuration under Administration > Management > Remote Management Access: Remote ...
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Can connect to FTP within local network, but not remotely

Can't figure this one out. I've set up FTP with a filezilla server on my windows 7 machine at home. If I'm within the local network and connect with the LAN 192.168.x.x IP address, it succeeds, but ...
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Remote control of Ubuntu machine

We need to put few touch screens running Ubuntu in front of few restaurants. The idea is that they are connected by wi-fi to internet so we can make the necessary changes from our office and not going ...
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Which web-based remote admin tools offer Event Viewer notifications?

What options are available for web-based remote Windows PC administration (file transfer, remote desktop, etc.) that can also offer email notifications and reporting from the Windows Event Viewer? ...
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Starting a job remotely

I have a job which is scheduled to take around 1-2 days .Only option I have is to ssh into the machine (where it is going to run) using my home computer and start the job .Now my problem is that I ...
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Remote FTP functions - Is it possible to copy a folder over another remotely without SFTP/SSH access?

When developing wordpress, I often have a staging folder and a live folder on the remote server. When ready to go live, I often find myself needing to copy the wp-content folder over to the live ...
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How know who access me through Desktop Connection in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How reboot computers in a LAN knowing the external IP only? I install team viewer to help remotely the company where I work, but accidentally, I close the team viewer ...
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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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sshing (and scping) into my mac from a linux machine

I am SSHing into a Linux machine from my Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) and then want to copy a file from the Linux machine into my Mac. I used ssh user@linuxmachine address but then when I use scp filename ...
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Remote desktop solution which works with port 80

The corporate firewall where I work won't allow any programs to access any ports other than 80. This is a real bummer because when I try to remote in to external machines, using either LogMeIn.com or ...
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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 force-restart a PC with vPro technology?

I would like to know how to force-restart a PC that has crashed/hung and become completely non-responsive, using 2nd-generation vPro technology. Assume there is a second, fully responsive PC on the ...
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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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How to send a simple command to a Window's program on another machine

I have a program on a Windows machine that I VNC into. It is a normal Window's program with a GUI written in Delphi. After I VNC into the machine, I can select the program and hit Alt+S and then F ...
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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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Remotely running batches on a Windows PC

I want to remotely control my home desktop PC (running Windows 7 Professional), mainly to perform the following tasks: Downloading email attachments, and sending emails with attachments Running ...
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Console2 + putty/Cygwin ssh + xterm-256 integration

I've successfully switched to Console2 on my Windows box, and I'm quite satisfied with that. (If you don't know it, try it: it lets you group both cmd.exe and Cygwin sessions in the same, tabbed ...
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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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How do I make VNC faster/usable with Windows 7?

We always have been using RealVNC at work, sometines UltraVNC and both used to work nicely. With the shift of our (and our customers) PCs to Windows 7, the VNC tools are horrible. Not only are the ...
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Aero does not reinitialize after remote access

First time this happened to me it was on my personal x64 PC at home. Now it's my work laptop: When I remote access into my PC, it disables Windows Aero. That's fine, I have no issue there. However, ...
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How does “caching” work when your storage is based on a remote file system?

From what I've learned so far, you can cache things on multiple levels to get information transferred at faster speeds (for instance, a register is a cache for L1, L2; L1, L2 are caches for RAM; RAM ...
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PC Remote Desktop / Remote Control Software [closed]

Could you please suggest me a software having the following feature Can access the all the machines in a network If the server program is installed in a machine, I will be able to control the client ...
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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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Access local hostname when connected to remote host

I connect from machine A to machine B. In machine B, I'd like to print A's hostname in bash's command prompt. I tried to get this using who -m and doing some cuting, put output differs between ...
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How to access a remote machine which is in a LAN

I have a machine located at my office. It is in a LAN, and has a private IP address, something like 192.168.X.X, but it can connect to the Internet. I also have another machine at my home. It share ...
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Free solutions for exporting a single window from one system to another in windows - the equivalent of x11 forwarding between windows systems

For various reasons, i need to forward a single window, as transparently as possible from one windows system to another. Raw performance is not an issue, there should be a dedicated gig-e connection ...
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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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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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How do I create a SSH server that runs a program rather than a full shell?

I've got a program that I want to share over ssh (or even telnet, security of the program isn't important), but I don't want to allow the connection to access anything else in my system except for the ...
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Which remote file managers for Windows don't require port forwarding?

You should be able to connect to the host computer easily and access all the harddisk, usb-sticks and network drives remotely, without needing to use port forwarding on the router (so no FTP). I do ...
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How to start/stop service on a remote computer with an out of sync clock

I'm working in a MS Windows Domain. I'm trying to centrally (remotely) start and stop the W32Time service for a certain amount of time (to disable Time Server update e.g for two hours) then remotely ...
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Remote Desktop software: Why is Teamviewer so much faster than the open source competitors?

TeamViewer is faster compared to FLOSS alternatives concerning 2 aspects: The whole configuration process before the actual session: Determine IP, traverse through NAT & firewall, etc whereas in ...
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Unable to connect my computer from LAN (http, smb) in UBUNTU 10.04

I installed ubuntu 10.04, Apache, PHP, mysql, smb. Everything work fine in locally in my IP. When i trying to access my computer from LAN (other computer), it shows unable to connect. when i ping my ...
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Downloading a mail attachment to a remote server

I recieved a large zip file by mail. And I want to download it to my remote server, for which I have only cli access. What can I do in this situation? I'm not running any mail clients in the remote ...
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Is there any software that I can control our team member's screen (or web browser/PowerPoint)? [closed]

I'm a PM. I sometimes need to teach my team member something. So, I want a software that I can control the screen or a powerpoint presentation
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'No Such Interface Supported' error when trying to connect to a remote PC in the Performance Monitor

I'm trying to get the remote performance monitoring running. I do following. Start up 'Performance Monitor' Right click on 'Performance on the top and select 'Connect to another computer' There I ...
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Remote Desktop into a non-technical family member's PC

My parents use several PCs (desktops/laptops running Windows 7) in the house. They are not tech-savvy. I'm the administrator on their PCs, and they are standard users. I do maintenance every so often, ...
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How to connect to a mysql database from a range of ip addresses (or all ip addresses)

I want to be able to connect to a mysql database remotely but don't know what ipaddress I would be connecting from. Either I'll be connecting over a vpn with dynamically assigned ip addresses or I'll ...
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lock down vino icon remotely

On (rhel5/centos5) Is there an easy way to either turn off the vino icon that appears at the bottom of the screen when someone connects, or leave it displayed but disable the ability to enter the vino ...
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Remote support for friends on Windows over internet

Is there a simple method or package available for providing remote desktop support to friends and family over the internet? Ideally, the required set up on the remote machine would be simple enough ...
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How to secure the SSH access in ubuntu server.

I just installed Ubuntu Server on one of my computers. I use a Netgear router and it helped me to create a DynDNS account. I have a host name for my dynamic IP address and I have forwarded the ports ...
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VNC Server with invitation mode

I often use RealVNC to access my home computer while I'm away. But sometimes I'm working on my home computer and I want to give a remote colleague temporary access to manipulate my computer. So I ...
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My graphics card doesn't work properly. What software can I use to connect to my laptop to my non working desktop?

I want full control without lag, without display problems... Essentially I want to use my laptop's screen and graphics card as my desktop's screen and graphics card. I have a very fast router/home ...