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

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How do you run a SSH server on Mac OS X?

How do you run a ssh server on Mac OS X?
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Remotely turning on or rebooting a frozen computer

I use a remote desktop program (usually Microsoft's Remote Desktop) to connect to a Windows machine everyday. The remote computer has a fixed IP address, and if the computer is on and responsive, I ...
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Remote management of parents' computers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free remote desktop app good for working with someone computer illiterate? I am looking for something that I can install on my parents' and grandparents' laptops to help ...
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What happens to running processes when I lose a remote connection to a *nix box?

I occasionally lose my remote SSH connection to my VPS. I use screen for long-running processes, but am wondering what happens to the processes I had running aside from those run within a screen ...
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Shift and Control keys out of sync with normal keys over RDP

I spend quite a lot of time working on various machines via RDP (usually RDPing to one machine and from there RDPing to other computers outside our LAN) and have an issue where the modifier keys ...
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How to enable remote access for another account on Mac remotely via SSH?

I have admin rights at a remote Mac computer. I can access it via SSH. The Mac has another user account, which doesn't have remote access. How can I remotely (via SSH) enable remote access for the ...
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Allowing Remote Connection in IIS on Windows 7

I'm trying to give access to a website in IIS on my Win 7 machine to another person on my network. He's unable to access it. I was wondering if perhaps it was because IIS isn't configured to allow ...
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How can I create a remote connection between Mac & Windows computers?

My office has 30 Windows PCs and 5 iMacs, all of which are connected to a LAN and the internet. I have seen TeamViewer being used for accessing other computers remotely, and want to know if it is ...
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What to use for Shell Access? [closed]

I just purchased a virtual dedicated server-plan that comes with shell access. It's been a while since I've actually used shell access remotely, so I'm a bit behind the times. Years ago I used PuTTY, ...
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Can I access Remote Desktop shared drive from command prompt?

I am using Windows Remote Desktop to connect to a server. I have enabled access to a local drive as per http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313292 but I'm trying to figure out how to access the drive ...
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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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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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SSH to computer with shared public IP and no admin rights over the router

I live in a student dorm (off-campus) and all students of the dorm share the same WAN IP (Internet or public IP), which is fortunately static. I am not an admin and have no control over the router ...
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How to keep remote script running when dropping ssh?

I ssh from my MacBook to a remote Linux and started a lengthy script (import 2000000+ lines of csv text records into MySQL). Too bad I have to take away my MacBook one hour later. How can I keep the ...
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“Meet in the middle” with SSH

I have an interesting question regarding SSH. I have a machine at school that I'd like to be able to access from elsewhere. It's behind a firewall/NAT, so I can't get at it directly. I have a leased ...
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TeamViewer meetings on a LAN connection

I know that we can use TeamViewer on a LAN connection without internet for remote control. I was wondering whether we can use meetings to connect via LANs without internet as well. I tried doing this ...
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How can I remotely access the desktop of a Windows 7 Home Premium from a Mac Lion?

I need to access my development machine from a Macbook Air laptop running Lion. I've tried downloading the Remote Desktop Client from Microsoft for the Mac but unfortunately the W7 Home Premium ...
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Only Require password for Remote Desktop

I have a windows 7 machine that I primarily use as a media server (NAS). For this reason, I don't want to require a password when the machine boots up. So, I've disabled the password for the primary ...
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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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Installing QuoteRoom and TradeStation on separate PCs

I have a single Windows XP PC running QuoteRoom and TradeStation (note, source is in Russian). QuoteRoom gets forex data from the internet, and TradeStation takes the data from QuoteRoom for ...
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Fast Desktop Sharing Over LAN?

I have a Macbook and a Windows Vista box hooked up to the same switch, I'd like to be able to remote into the Macbook from the Vista box, and get decent graphics. Currently I'm using Vine Server for ...
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Remotely accessing a laptop whose monitor hast just died

My sister's laptop's monitor suddenly died a couple of hours ago. She has an important file in that laptop, which she needs to recover now. I first suggested and tried using Remote Desktop, but she ...
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How can I remotely control a linux box from my Mac?

I set all of my family members up with Linux Mint so that their computers would stop punching themselves in the face, but I'd like to be able to control those computers when my mom calls up and wants ...
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OS X: What remote support solution can be installed with the fewest clicks after a grandma is given a link?

Preferably free please. Edit 1: Please bare in mind how much effort, e.g: clicks and key presses is it from download to screen sharing! Compiling a custom reverse VNC connecting app to a pkg file ...
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Is there any freeware for remote access via web browser?

I have a PC at home which I want to access from a web browser at school. I looked for many software solutions but they had at least one of the following problems: Not free Need to install client ...
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Run commands on a VirtualBox VM from outside

Is it possible to run commands on a VirtualBox VM from outside? I have a Windows 7 VM inside an LMDE linux. Or should I use some sort of remote control tool like VNC? If so what would be the eaiest ...
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Surfing remote from another computer

My University doesn't let me browse their article database if I am not behind their firewall. But I want to read some papers while not at home. So I want to find some way of remote browsing. My ...
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How can we determine who, if anyone, is logged into a Windows Server 2008 server?

We are running multiple (currently four) virtual Windows Server 2008 servers. In order to shut down those servers from a central point, we would like to know if all remote sessions to those machines ...
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Controlling music player from web

I have a ubuntu machine that is connected to my house's sound system. Is there a way I can control what it is playing remotely? I have SSH access if necessary. I typically use Rhythmbox to play ...
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How can I enable multiple users login at a time in remote system?

Recently we bought dedicated server with Windows Server 2012 Standard.It's allowing 2 people at a time.So I want to allow more people at a time. How can I do this?
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Remove remotely logged in users?

How can I prevent users (who have remotely logged before) from logging into the computer, without changing the password? Answered by Journeyman and William
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Connecting a tmux pane to a remote server

I am quite new to tmux and don't really know how to use it to it's best effect so what I am trying to do might not be the best way of doing it. Feel free to give alternative suggestions! The setup: I ...
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Is it possible to make a Remote Desktop connection private from people physically watching the screen?

When I use VNC or RDP to remotely control my office computer, as far as I'm aware, someone standing in front of my computer could be seeing everything I'm doing. Furthermore, if I lose my connection ...
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How to turn on and remote access home PC to monitor my kid's PC usage?

I want to monitor my kid's home PC usage. Here's what I'm looking for: To be able to turn on a home PC remotely from laptop at work; Remote access the same home PC. Transfer files, open browser ...
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Accessing Dell RAC(DRAC) card from the Internet

How do I access my Dell Server DRAC card from the Internet so I can turn it on, reboot, etc. my server from anywhere?
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Chrome Remote Desktop

I have been successfully able to use Chrome Remote Desktop to access other computers when not behind a firewall/proxy server. As soon as I try to use Chrome Remote Desktop when behind a ...
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Under what login/boot conditions can Chrome Remote Desktop access a computer? Does this differ by OS?

If I set up a host computer for permanent remote access via Chrome Remote Desktop, when is it accessible? Specifically: Is it accessible when it has been locally logged into only by a ...
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Setting up Remote access home LAN behind multiple routers?

I split/share an internet connection with family members that live next door to my house. I don't have/need/want cable, so they have the modem. I have admin/config access to all components involved. ...
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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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Putty freezes at random when logging into a remote machine in another continent

I have to ssh to a remote machine in Europe from Asia every day for my work. But Putty freezes sometimes at totally random times and I have no choice but to close and re-open a new ssh session. It's ...
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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 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 set up reliable, cheap, always-on remotely administered pc

I want to communicate back & forth with my dad in another state. He's practically deaf, blind in 1 eye, cannot type, and has no patience for keyboards of any size. He cannot use a mouse. His IQ is ...
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Access Windows shares on remote computer

Is a VPN connection required to view a computer's shares? In other words, using my computer's WAN IP, Can I access its shares? And what port does this system use (so I know what to forward through ...
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Executing a program on a remote computer over the net

I'm looking for a small, free Windows app that will allow me to execute a command line on a remote PC over the net - to start a program or reboot. The reason is this; I normally leave TeamViewer ...
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How log off from a session in Remote Desktop Connection without having the Windows login windows appearing?

I have a kiosk application running on Windows 7 Ultimate, I use Remote Desktop Connection to access the device for maintenance. As soon as I connect to the kiosk it shows the Windows login screen ...
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Remote Desktopping - 1 computer control 30

Is there a remote desktop solution that will allow one computer to control 30? I have 30 student computers in a computer lab all displaying the same webpage. I want the teacher to be able to click ...
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How to make SSH work faster?

I now have SSH daemon on a remote server and SSH client my PC, both running Debian Linux. Currently it uses password authentication. The trouble is that it takes about 5-6 secs (I have not measured ...
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Best way of reliably SSHing to a remote roaming linux host

I have a remote linux host that moves around the world on a boat. When the boat docks in a port the boat's network connects to (essentially) public wi-fi. I need to be able to administer the remote ...
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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 ...