I am using Windows 7 as a client system and remote desktop was Windows server 2012. I am not able to connect remote system through Putty from my local system. It shows Network connection time out. I have my remote desktop IP Address and Administrator username and password.

IpAddress = MyAddress
UserName = MyName
Password = MyPassword

How can I connect remote system from my local system using Putty.

If anyone knows something, can you please suggest it to me clearly.


  • Have you configured SSH or tenet on the server?
    – 50-3
    Sep 12, 2013 at 11:25
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    No. I don't know How to configure. Can you explain.
    – subbu
    Sep 12, 2013 at 11:39
  • Putty is just a tool to establish a telnet or SSH connection
    – 50-3
    Sep 12, 2013 at 11:50
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    Also please note that if you read the wiki for the putty tag you would have found your issue superuser.com/tags/putty/info
    – 50-3
    Sep 12, 2013 at 11:57
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    after figure 8 make sure your services are up and running but you should now be able to use putty to connect to your server just make sure SSH and port 22 are selected
    – 50-3
    Sep 12, 2013 at 18:57

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I think the wider issue is... you're using a tool without knowing how to use it.

Putty is a client for a variety of remote access tools, none of which are natively supported on windows. There are SSH servers you can install on your servers, but most of them seem to be hobby projects that arn't very well supported.

You need a SSH server (or telnet but no, just no for that), or some other protocol putty supports to use putty. None of this is native on windows (well, nothing worth using anyway - there may be a telnet server, but its an insecure, protocol that you don't want to be using).

The 'right' tool for CLI remote access to another windows system is WinRM - setup is PRETTY involved so you might want to look it up - this will let you use powershell commands to the remote system. RDP might be a simpler solution.

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