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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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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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 it possible to RDP into Windows Server 2008 on a machine without any video card or integrated graphics?

Basically, I plan to install Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 on a machine by plugging in the video card initially and then I plan to remove it completely because I need the slot for something else. The ...
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Windows Alternative to Rsync? [closed]

I'm trying to setup a file sync between the file server at my house and the one at my brother's so that we each have offsite backups of important data. Both systems are running Windows (XP on one, 7 ...
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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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Send files between two online servers?

Is there a tool which I can user to send files between two remote servers? For example, I have hosting at hostgator and I create a directory there. Then I use that tool to send files from some other ...
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How can I set my computer up for remote SSH access?

I have a Linux machine that I can access by SSH from my laptop when I am inside my house, but when I am using another Internet connection, I can't connect. What do I need to do? I have Verizon DSL ...
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How to mount remote SSHFS via intermediate machine? Tunneling?

I would like to mount a remote file system (A) using SSHFS, but sometimes I have IP address, access from which is not allowed. So my plan is to access it via another machine (B) in that network. Do I ...
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Why does net rpc shutdown fail with the right credentials?

The command $ net rpc SHUTDOWN -f -I xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -U uname%psswd Fails with the following errors: Could not connect to server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx The username or password was not correct. ...
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Running computer from separate room

I want my computer to be in the basement, but to use it on the first floor. Which cables should I run through the floor? Can some be wireless or other methods? Here are some of the options I've ...
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Shutdown whole network computers [closed]

Imagine you have network with about 70 computers which work with none-administrator users. What I need is to shutdown whole network or group of computers at once from one computer. I actually found ...
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Listen to a microphone remotely

Is there a way to listen remotely to a microphone located on a another computer? I don't want to do a remote desktop connection with sound support, nor to connect to a webcam using some client (Java, ...
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Access Windows box from Linux

how can I access Windows box from Linux both GUI, or non GUI? opposite of something like VNC or SSH.
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SSH: execute sudo command

I have an interactive shell script, that at one place needs to ssh to another machine (Ubuntu based) and execute something as root (the user should enter his password, but the remote command should ...
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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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Save me from gibbrerish terminal

While logged in to a remote ssh session, sometimes I do cat to the wrong file (a binary or a diretory) and the display converts to gibberish. The only way out is to close the terminal and open a new ...
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how to remotely open an URL in Firefox in a specific profile?

I have several instances of Firefox with several different profiles running. Among them profiles with the names "software" and "test". I am trying to open an URL from a bash script to have it open in ...
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Outlook desktop alerts don't work while in a full screen RDP window

I have a user running Windows 7 64-bit who's started to use Remote Desktop a lot to remote into our servers. The user is quite important, but he isn't getting his desktop notifications while remoted ...
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“Remote” registry editing - Windows 7

Are there any registry editors available that can edit a registry, given specific files (ntuser.dat, etc.)? Let´s say I have an old system-drive, we can call that "A"; If I were to plug A into my ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection - Keyboard Locale

I use Microsoft Remote Desktop connection (mstsc) to connect to work computer from home computer. They both have different keyboard layouts, One at office computer is European key board with keys ...
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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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One server with multiple desktops “heads” with VNC

I am managing a system of kiosks. Each kiosk currently is running a web browser with the application for the kiosk running in the browser. Each kiosk needs to be able to display separate content. ...
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What are the different ways of remotely turning on a computer?

What are the different ways of remotely turning on a computer and which one is the best?
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Block all network traffic from/to laptop except explicit apps/protocols/targets?

Usually I connect my WinXP laptop via WiFi to my home LAN, but sometimes I have to use tethering with cellular phone where traffic prices are very high ($1 = 2 MB traffic counted in both directions). ...
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Recommended Connection Speed for Remote Desktop

I will be working remotely from India during my vacation there and am looking to get an internet setup there that will allow me to work from India when needed. However the internet connection speed in ...
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Close VIM session over ssh

I work remotely some days and I left vim open with some unsaved changes at the office. Now I'd like to save and close those sessions so I can work on those files at home. I am logged into that machine ...
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Enabling RDP, or installing a VNC server, on Windows 7 from the command line

I've got a remote Win7 box that I can SSH into (via Cygwin). I apparently forgot to turn RDP on before leaving it. I've got wget accessible, but obviously no way of getting to a GUI. Is there a way ...
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Can I make scp ask before overwriting an existing file?

Is there a possibility (man scp didn't reveal any) to make scp interactive like cp -i? That is, scp asks, if the target exists, if it may overwrite it? If yes, does it work locally and remote? If ...
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Can I find the session ID for a user logged on to another machine?

I want to open an application on another computer on the same network via the command line. The scenario here is that the user is in a room surrounded by about 20 computers and wants to be able to ...
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/usr/bin/reset disables backspace

Following this question, running /usr/bin/reset destroys my backspace functionality. What can I do? After pressing backspace I get ^?
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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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Transfer sound to remote computer

I have been looking for a while, for solution to a certain problem, with limited success. What I wanted to do is to transfer sound TO remote computer, not from remote computer. I'm looking for a ...
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Can I use an iPad as the display for a Mac Mini?

Is it possible to use an iPad as the monitor for a Mac Mini? Input would be from the Mac Mini's keyboard and mouse.
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Controlling my Computer via Remote Controller

Is it possible to control my Computer using a Remote Control device (something similar to our TV Remotes) ? So that I don't have to get up from my sofa or bed to turn of my computer or switch it on or ...
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Remote emacs access to my main computer

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 which runs the Android OS. I have a nice keyboard for it and would like to be able to keep editing and working in emacs when I am not by my main computer. My desire ...
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Can BitLocker in Windows 7 or 8 notify a server or administrator of password-failures?

There seems to be no significant security consequences to failing login-attempts with BitLocker other than brute-force prevention. Is there a way to have a deployment notify a server or remote user ...
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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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Windows 7 remote user and local user at once [duplicate]

Can I remote into Windows 7 as one user, while another user is logged in at the computer as a different user - and have both be able to do stuff at once?
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Connect to remote desktop via mstsc automatically via username and password

How do I connect to mstsc remote desktop automatically with username and passowrd just like Windows 7 works in Windows XP?
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Filesystem which heals itself, supports removable media and incremental backups

I'm looking for a filesystem that heals itself like ZFS, which allows to add and remove new (remote) devices at runtime (for example to add a partition of a disk on a new computer in the network: that ...
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Best Performing Remote Desktop Software for WAN [closed]

I've been tasked with connecting a computer in one of our branches in the midlands to one in south wales. We have been using windows remote desktop but find it too slow. The ADSL on the computer ...
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Activate wireless on a headless Ubuntu box via ssh

Okay, so I have an interesting setup going on. Far away from me, is a headless (no monitor) Ubuntu box hooked up to an ethernet cable. This computer is intended to be a public internet station at a ...
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Get remote x display working in linux without ssh tunneling

I need to get an x window to display on 'nathanb-box' from 'ceres' without tunneling X over ssh. [nathanb@nathanb-box ~] xhost +ceres ceres being added to access control list [nathanb@nathanb-box ~] ...
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Remote Router Access For Linksys WRT54GL

I just set up a wireless network at home using a Linksys WRT54GL. All was fine except that I can still access 192.168.1.1, the configuration setup page of the router, within the local wireless after I ...
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generating keys for SSH

From the Open-SSH Documentation what does username@remotehost mean in the following: *By default the public key is saved in the file ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub, while ~/.ssh/id_dsa is the private key. Now ...
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block shutdown command issued remotely

What started out as initial fun and games between my fellow IT colleagues is now becoming somewhat annoying. Is there a way to block: shutdown /r /m \\computername from actually shutting my ...
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Install unsigned drivers in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use an unsigned driver in Windows 7 x64 This question was never answered. I ask again because I need a way install unsigned drivers on Windows 7 so I can use my IR ...