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 me ...
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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 (i.e....
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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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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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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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Is there a way to remotely shut down a Windows machine on my home network that doesn't support RDP?

I have an older Dell Dimension desktop, originally running Windows XP, that I had recently upgraded to Windows 8.1. I plan on using it as a media server running Plex, and I can easily move files on to ...
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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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eCatcher login error (peer not authenticated)

I can no longer login in Talk2M using my good old eCatcher 3.x or 4.x. I receive one of these error messages: Written out: Additional info I/O error while communicating with HTTP server: sun....
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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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If my taskbar turns to a light blue color, does that mean I've been hacked?

I've noticed this happen at night randomly. My Windows 7 taskbar at the bottom of my personal laptop turns light blue for a bit, then after a while it goes back to its normal color. At my company ...
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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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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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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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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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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 non-...
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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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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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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 can I tell who is actively logged on (locally or remotely) a Windows 7 PC?

From my Windows 7 PC, I want to check to see who is “actively” logged on to another Windows 7 PC on my network, not who connected last. How can this be done? Throughout the day several people will ...
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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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Run commands on a VirtualBox VM from outside

Is it possible to run commands on a VirtualBox VM from outside? Or should I use some sort of remote control tool like VNC? If so, what would be the easiest and best for such a simple task. I have a ...
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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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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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TeamViewer special key on local and remote end not matching

I am using TeamViewer 7.0.11474 to remotely control a Mac Pro from my Macbook Pro. I occasionally find that some key strokes (likely the special keys) I type on local machine gets translated ...
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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 doesn'...
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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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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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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 firewall/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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SSHFS graceful degradation instead of freeze when connection is lost. Is it possible?

A third-party program will write files to a SSHFS mounted dir. If the internet connection is lost, the third-party program will likely crash (badly), because all programs trying to access such an ...
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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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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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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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FileZilla: Can I run a remote shell command via FileZilla client?

I have a very simple question. Can I run a remote shell command on the server via FileZilla client. For instance can I do a: tar -zxvf myarchive.tar.gz etc... (didn't think it was possible with ...
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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 music....
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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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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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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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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 Files\...