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

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How to Find User Name and IP address of users Logged on a Remote System

How can I find user name(of the local machine) of the last logged on user on a remote system. Is there any command or script we can use? I am able to capture IP address of the local machine of the ...
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Google Chrome crashes when using Remote Desktop Protocol

When I connect to my computer using RDP and visit certain websites (for example mapy.cz), Google Chrome immediately crashes the tab. This does not occur when browsing locally. Any idea what could be ...
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Use macbook as remote touchpad / keyboard

I own a macbook, and am planning on purchasing a pc desktop which comes with no keyboard or mouse. I'll be hooking this pc up to my living room television. What I would love to be able to do is to ...
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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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How can I connect Ubuntu Server 10.04 VM without router from my local computer?

I installed VirtualBox and installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 on it. I want to connect from my Windows 7 desktop with PuTTY to my server. I don't have a router, just a modem. On the settings in my VM I ...
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Setting up a VPN

I would like to do something like create "virtual LAN" over the internet. The local machine is a computer connected to a LAN, which has about 10-15 peer-to-peer computers connected. Now I want to add ...
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Does Psexec execute Remote Procedure Calls?

I've heard of RPCs and that they get executed via TCP port 135. I just executed ipconfig via psexec.exe on a remote PC and wondered if this is a RPC. As I've seen in Wireshark, the whole process is ...
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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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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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Access NAS through internet

I am trying to setup an access to my NAS from internet, however it seems that Ive missed some steps. I've made port forwarding on my router (port3669, 80, 21, 9090, 21) to my Nas IP 192.168.0.xx I ...
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Is it possible to make VNC Viewer send keystrokes regardless of whether mouse pointer is within its window?

By default, VNC Viewer (I think it's Tiger VNC; whatever comes by default on Fedora) doesn't send key presses to the remote server if your mouse pointer is not within its window. This is annoying if ...
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Setting up a computer for remote access

I want to setup one of my computers (on Home network / Windows XP) to be available for access from my laptop in the office ( Windows 7 and obviously on another network). Can anyone please help me ...
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Can I run a tool like Nmap from a remote machine to pentest on my local Network?

Can I set up a backtrack system at home to connect to and remotely use tools like nmap on whatever network I'm in locally?
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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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Control computer over internet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remote desktop a computer over internet Hello i have moved from my home country Denmark to America. This have left a gab in my family as i am apparently the only ...
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XP: how to know whether someone 'woke up' computer?

I have been trying to connect all day via Teamviewer to a machine in a different town. Now it suddenly works. I think someone there may have walked by and moved the mouse to wake it up. What logs ...
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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 ...