Using something remotely or remoting into it means using it when one is not at the same location as what one is using. A common example is opening files on another computer, or controlling a computer different from the one that the user is physically using.

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Remotely lock a computer

I provide temporary computers to businesses but sometimes they are very slow on letting me get them back. I was wondering if there was any way I could have a computer receive a command as soon as it ...
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Options for gaming remotely on a LAN?

I have a Windows 7 desktop for gaming, a big bulky tower with a nice graphics card. I'd like to sit out on my porch rather than inside while the weather is nice and play games. I have a high end ...
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Is it possible to setup remote play for PC games

Specifically, is it possible for a desktop with a decent graphics card (say suitable for Eve Online combat at laptop resolution), to provide remote play to a laptop on wifi or 4G? I took a run at ...
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How can I turn on a PC remotely?

I am using Team Viewer to control my PCs remotely. It lets me restart my PC, and this is a good feature. Is it possible however to remotely turn a PC on which is already off (as in powered down)? ...
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Is there anything here to stop access to 3306?

I am trying to work out why a script on my online server cannot access MySQL to get playlist data and display it. I have checked all I can and it is not the script, as many others are using it with ...
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Can't connect to a local FTP - “Connection closed by remote host.”

I'm getting baffled by a seemingly simple problem: When I connect via VPN to my remote network, I can't connect via FTP to my FTP server - but I can do everything else (including Remote Desktop). ...
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faster way to mount a remote file system than sshfs?

I have been using sshfs to work remotely, but it is really slow and annoying, particularly when I use eclipse on it. Is there any faster way to mount the remote file system locally? My no.1 priority ...
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Restrict WinRM communication to specific server

I am working in an environment where we use WinRM to execute scripts on remote servers. All of this works fine but I am running into security concerns. What I would like to achieve is that execution ...
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Switch between RDP connection on time schedule

Is there a way to switch between RDP connection from one server to another one after a certain amount of time (like after 140 minutes) or maybe a way to schedule at what time it connects to server 1 ...
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Make (g)vim buffer a remote file

I regularly work remotely on a linux machine using vim. Sadly the connection to the remote host is not very good, giving me a very tough time. Is there a way to make my locally running vim or gvim ...
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How does Chrome Remote Desktop work?

What technology enables https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-remote-desktop/gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp to be able to remotely control your entire computer using just the web browser? ...
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Is it possible to SCP from a remote to local whilst logged into the remote and without knowing the local's IP address?

I regularly find myself wanting to copy a file from remote terminal session to my local machine. Usually I log out of the remote session and call an scp transfer from local to copy the file from ...
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ssh and cd into current directory

When I ssh into mycomputer from logincomputer, I would like to automatically cd into the current directory (the one from which the ssh command was executed) on mycomputer. In particular: > cd ...
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How to Lock A Remote PC for Not to be logged by users

After the restart Remote PC, we need to run a VBScript on Remote PC before Users log in. Becuase sometimes, users log in and VBScript doesnt work properly :( So Remote PC must be locked by us. How can ...
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Remote Desktop Connection to a home computer from work

Can you remotely connect to a computer that's set on a workgroup if your laptop is on the same workgroup but on a different network?
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Can't remote SSH into computer (Ubuntu 13.10 / Netgear WNR2000)

I've set up SSH on a Ubuntu machine in my office and it works fine on the local network, accessing via the local IP address (192.168.1.19) on ports 22 and 20022. I tried to set up port forwarding in ...
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How to ask for help using Skype

I'm using Skype (latest version 2014). There's some problem with my computer so I want to ask for help. How to give full access (view screen, control inputs) to my friend on Skype?
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How to set up password-less SSH for all users

I can set up password-less SSH for a single user by doing the following: 1) Generate RSA key pair for the local machine in ~/.ssh 2) Copy the local machine's public key to the remote machine's ...
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How can I debug a login denied?

I am having problems logging into a machine remotely using ssh. It allows me to enter the user name, but when I enter the password I get "Access denied." I can login using the same user/pw locally and ...
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How to temporarily disable rsh between machines for user only

First, please note that I am just a regular user. I cannot do anything as a super user. Our sysadmin has enabled rsh between machines in our local network. That is, I can do this: [user@machineA] ...
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Using my server to do computationally heavy tasks

I have a laptop I do most of my computing on but it's very lightweight and it takes ages to compile anything on, or do any heavy tasks. Something like installing an emacs plugin or a cabal package can ...
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Remote Registry with alternate credentials from the command line

Sometimes, when I'm teleworking from my personal laptop, I run into problems with my SmartCard reader while trying to connect to systems that are configured to enforce SmartCard usage. The usual ...
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Remote Audio, wanting to speak through remote PC's local mic

How can I attend webinars or adobe connect meetings online and be able to do both talk and listen while connecting to my pc remotely, I have both Teamviewer and Logmein and none of them seem to work I ...
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How to remotely detect (past) human activity on a linux machine

I need to find out if a human is working on a remote linux machine. Either also remotely or locally. For now, I log into the machine via ssh and get the output of w | grep -v `whoami` which tells ...
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How can I organise files in a disconnected manner?

I know that cloud and syncing solutions are popular now, but I've got a scenario where I would like to work with files in a disconnected manner (i.e. without a network connection back to the computer ...
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How can I make my configuration available regardless on which machine I am working on?

I have created a custom .vimrc and .bashrc in my local machine. Also I have a couple of vim plugins that I find useful. Now I ssh remote servers to work very frequently. But each time in order to work ...
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Trying to run an application on linux that can be accessed remotely

I am not the best when it comes to explaining my confusing goals so hopefully I make sense. What I am trying to do is: Trying to run an application on a server that can be accessed remotely but ...
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scp files between hosts through intermediate

I have access to 3 machines, A, B, and C. The only possible (ssh) connections are: A -> B A -> C I need to get files from B to C, I can only scp the files from A to B (on A: scp remote local), and ...
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LinuxMintDebianEdition mate 32bits VNC no keyboard

I can't use my keyboard trought a vnc session and i've the same problem with X2GO on my lmde server. It works on the search menu and I can use the mouse.
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How to delete origin/master in Git

I cannot remove origin/master from my server. No idea why. The error message is the following remote: error: By default, deleting the current branch is denied, because the next remote: error: ...
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How to Quickly Draw Temporary Squiggles, Lines and Arrows on Desktop

During remote training sessions, instructors often draw red squiggly lines or circles on their desktop to emphasize key ideas. This helps offsite viewers better understand what an instructor is ...
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File open as read only from ftp server

im not sure if this has been addressed before but here is the case: I have a remote ftp server with some files on it. when connecting to this from an windows XP pc it all works fine. But from a ...
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Can I start a remote connection on an other location from my own pc

I have 2 pc's. Both running microsoft remote desktop. Now I want to start a remote dekstop connection on pc 2 of pc 1. I want to do this from pc 1. Is this possible with remote desktop or any other ...
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SCP from remote Linux system to Windows

I'm on ssh accessing my user account at school. I'm trying to download a particular file from my linux account to my current windows file system that Im on right now. Can i use scp? If yes Id really ...
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Connecting to remote database via phpMyAdmin - Validation error

I've been trying to connect to a remote MySQL database via local phpMyAdmin, as per explanation by this tutorial. However, I'm not authenticating properly with the database due to the IP address ...
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Configuring PHPMyAdmin to connect to remote database

After Googling the possibility of using PHPMyAdmin to connect to remote databases, I found this article, which confirms that this is supported after a simple config edit. In the article, the author ...
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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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Is there a Windows command line tool to copy files to remote computers?

I'm looking for a way to copy files over to/from remote Windows hosts, and need to provide domain user credentials as part of the process, similar to the way psexec does. I know I can use net use to ...
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Creating a video with ffmpeg using a remote image file

I'm trying to create a video using ffmpeg, my goal is to put together 1 mp3 and 1 image file which are on a ftp server. When i use a local file as my input image, it works as expected: ffmpeg -loop ...
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Are there alternatives to LogMeIn Free and the free version of GoToMyPC that are free and licensed for corporate use?

I'm looking to remote control a PC that's at our company behind a firewall. LogMeIn Free and the free version of GoToMyPC do the trick but they're not licensed for corporate use. It's important that ...
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Access to Remote App requires login to remote Desktop

I have a remote app (using remote desktop) which I am happy for users to log into. But at the moment, when the user clicks on the link/icon on the web page to activate the app: • The Remote App ...
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Allow desktop composition is missing from Group Policy - Windows 7 Ultimate - RDP

I have two Windows 7 Ultimate machines both with SP1 and all updates installed of course. Both machines can run Aero and everything. They are both new and modern machines, you get the idea. But ...
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CygWin terminal in remote console (SSH) not starting at correct $HOME path

I have installed CygWin v1.7.28. The problem quickly explained: Basically, when starting a CygWin shell via remote login, the $HOME is not where it should, with all derivated (bad) consequences of ...
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looking for a simple program launcher that works with a remote [closed]

I am looking for a sort of launcher program for my HTPC. The idea is this program starts when windows (or linux, I am happy with either OS) and brings up a menu of programs, such as XBMC, HULU ...
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accessing remote server with name instead of ip address and port number

I have question regarding accessing my web application with some name,which is deployed on remote server. Currently, I using following URL http://160.110.67.181:8080/myapp So, I'm wondering ...
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Allow PPTPD Clients to Communicate

Ive set up a PPTPD VPN server on an Ubuntu 12.04 Machine. I have 3 machines connected to it, 2 of which are on the same network and one that is on a separate network. All 3 are on the VPN, and can ...
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how to mount local directory to remote like sshfs? [closed]

I know sshfs is used to mount remote directory to local, but I need to mount local directory to remote fs. I would like to mount a local folder such as: /home/username/project_directory onto a ...
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scp/sshfs on a remote 'not direct acessable' machine

Maybe the title must be changed but I have the following situation: I can ssh to a host A From A, I can ssh into a machine B, but this machine cannot be accessed from my computer. The name of the ...
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How to run a program on a remote pc via command line?

How can I run a program on a remote Windows PC in our network without the need of killing an existing remote-desktop-connection? I only need a command line for running the program and getting its ...
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VNC non copyleft alternative

Is there a commercial friendly open source licensed VNC alternative available ? I have .Net windows forms application. I am looking for a way to package VNC like solution to allow remote support. ...