Posts Tagged ‘RDP’

Xming – Yet another connection freak

June 3rd, 2011 No comments is one of the top X Window server for Microsoft. It is packed with so many features and it is very simple to install. When Xming has been used with SSH it is totally secure. When Xming has also been used with Xming-portablePutty, it works completely independent for the Window’s registry.

It is interactive due to its 3D graphics ability which is also compatible with openGL and WGL. High performance window platform supports hardware accelerated at OpenGl. It is very easy and quick to install as the installer will find it as a child’s play.

Within a few mouse clicks Xming can be installed on your computer. To rendering 3D graphics Xming use either Mesa or Microsoft WGL. The Xming executable has an absolute least amount of fonts; therefore Xming users require extra fonts to supplement. Traditional X applications like emacs require Xming fonts.

Xming-portablePuTTY offers a fully portable substitute for PuTTY. Xming is completely autonomous because you don’t need to install portablePuTTY in the same directory where you have installed Xming program. You can use Xming for several functions.

  • ‘Project’ your desired X widow GUI application onto a Microsoft Desktop.
  • You can run Xming on multiple monitors
  • Use your windows machine as just a thin client to Linux or UNIX.

Xming is a leadingX Window Server for the Microsoft XP or 2008 or Windows7. It is completely featured, fast, lean, current, easy to install as well as it is standalone Microsoft Windows, very easily transported as the pocket X server.

Xming is secure while used with the SSH & optionally includes the enhanced PuTTY Link SSH costumer as well as portable PuTTY replacement deal. Xming will work totally independent of Window’s registry while used with the Xming portablePuTTY.

Interactive 3D graphics ability is been provided compatible with the OpenGL or GLX as well as WGL. The high performance platform AIGLX is accessible for the graphics cards, which support the hardware accelerated GL.

Xming is the cross compiled on the Linux for the Microsoft Windows (32bit x 86), making use of MinGW, from canonical X.Org source code with patches applied. Also it is been kept current & secure with the frequent updates from X.Org, XCB, XKB, FreeType2, Pthreads Win32, Mesa, PuTTY as well as Freedesktop Bugzilla.

The X server development also is been shared with the Cygwin/X as well as merged in a common X.Org DDX codebase. Not like the Cygwin or X, Xming will not need the Linux API layer.

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FreeNX – Making RDP Connections Fast and Quick!

May 22nd, 2011 No comments are several methods or applications have been announced for the market in order to keep the use of computer hassle free. Especially when you are using multiple numbers of computers, you should know more details about applications like FreeNX.

This is a kind of system which allows you to get the right access from the desktop you are operating to another computer on the network. It’s the FreeNX that use to take help of the internet to offer you a better connectivity with another computer on the network.

Apart from a better connectivity, FreeNX can also offer you several more benefits which will just make your computer use hassle free and really pleasant.

With the help of the FreeNX you can login with your own desktop graphically from another system. All you need to set up the FreeNX for the computer at your home while taking the help of FreeNX client. It has been considered as an open source which is also having a safe SSH base.

This sort of application is always fast and most importantly versatile on use. While trying to set up the FreeNX, you need to assume the computer for which you want to get the connection as the server. This will be the system where you need to install the FreeNX. Freenx is the application or thin costumer server based on the nx technology.

The NoMachine nx is next generation X compression as well as roundtrip suppression. It will operate the remote X11sessions more than 56k modem dial up links and anything better. The package has the free (GPL) implementation of nxserver component. The FreeNX Server is Free NX server implementation that is based on the’s technology.

FreeNX is the set of the Bash scripts (around 3000 lines of the code together) as well as comes without any support. For the FreeNX to work, just you not need FreeNX scripts, however you need compiled NX sources from the installed.

The FreeNX also allows you access to the machine remotely through ssh and display is powerful when compared to the X11 over ssh & it is describe as the equivalent of the Windows Terminal Services. FreeNX is the free NX server making use of NX protocol.

Thinstation – It’s so powerful yet Open Source!

April 28th, 2011 2 comments

Thinstation has been considered as a small, yet thin and powerful open source operating system that also supports different types of connectivity protocols. Few of these connectivity protocols have been mentioned below.

Citrix ICA
NoMachine NX
2X ThinClient
Microsoft Windows terminal services

Thinstation has been announced for the market in order to help users at their schoolroom, offices and business sectors. These applications or the operating systems can be used at different departments in order to keep the workflow smooth.

Thinstation is based on Linux. However, users for Thinstation will hardly see the Linux with this sort of open source operating system. If you are trying to get direct connection for the Windows or Unix Server, then the user may feel a direct connectivity on the server.

At the same time users can have a local browser or also known as the desktop utility. Thinstation only support Windows like operating system and there will be hardly any need to have knowledge about Linux or UNIX in order to get the most of this application.

Thinstation can be added for a general PC. In this regard, you can either use old systems or even you can save more time while working with the workstation administration. Thinstation is the thin costumer Linux distribution, which makes the PC full featured thin costumer supporting major connectivity protocols: the Citrix ICA, MS Windows services (RDP), NoMachine NX, telnet, Tarantella, X, VMS term, tn5250, as well as SSH.

There is no special configuration of application servers is required to use the Thinstation! Thinstation is booted from the network (for example diskless) making use of the Etherboot or PXE and from the local floppy, CD, HD, and flashdisk. Thin client configuration is centralized simplify the management.

The Thinstation also supports the client side storage (HD/ floppy/CD/USB) as well as printers (LPT or USB). The prebuilt images as well as Live CD are accessible too! Mozilla Firefox & lighter browsers are been supported as the client side browsers.

The Thinstation is the Linux distribution, which allows you to convert the standard PCs in the full featured diskless the thin clients supporting some of the major connectivity protocols such as Ica, X, Windows terminal services, Tarantella, NX, Ssh and TN5250, Telnet. It is well booted from a network making use of Etherboot or PXE and from standard media such as CD/ floppy/hd/flash-disk. Configuration is centralized in order to simplify the terminal management.

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UltraVNC – Remote Control your Linux Servers!

April 19th, 2011 1 comment is also known as the uVNC that an open basis program for the Microsoft window operating system. It is use a VNC protocol to manage an additional computer’s monitor remotely.

UltraVNC is stands similar to the RealVNC Free Edition.  UltraVNC has added with various attractive features additions with the remote control like an encryption plugin to protect the users as well as the server connection.

At the same way, it is also permit chat functionality, file transfers, and number of authentication methods.

The user can get this software without any cost because distributed below the terms of the General Public License.

UltraVNC is also developed in the C, C++ and Java like high level languages. The designer are also liberate additional hold for running as a Windows service under User Account Control. UltraVNC is also unable to stand for free no-install remote assist desk options with PCHelpWare and UltraVNC Single Click.

These activate by creating pre-configured executables, which can be run on as well as download the systems according to the requirement after that the program connect back to the server software operation on the system of the user offering the support. In this regard, the user can maintain the connectivity their system with server.

Installation Notes

UltraVNC is like the Windows Vista’s own Remote Desktop Protocol, particularly in UltraVNC needs the users to know exact IP address of target computer (in experience that never works very well), and run a few type of the VPN between target computer & local computer.

The optional screen mirroring will as well get downloaded, which reduces amount of the processing power required for an application to run. In spite of warning displayed on page, we do not have any issues to download and use plug in on any of the test computers. Installation just took about 3 minutes of the time.

Program Interface

The UltraVNC viewer program presents useful range of the configuration choices in the simple interface, which explains itself very well. The UltraVNC’s windowed viewer is simple interface, with just some icons at a top of window as well as remote target’s desktop center and front.

Hovering each icon reveals the purpose, where the users will: uring evaluation period, target computer was been connected to internet through 6Mbit DSL connection. Computer used accessing target was well connected to same DSL connection for high speed test, and connected to internet making use of public WiFi hotspot in a same city.

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x2vnc RDP – User Friendly!

April 11th, 2011 No comments

x2vnc is a program that will allow the user to use two screens on two different computers just like they were connected to the similar computer. By using this program the user can move the mouse pointer beyond the right edge of the display.

You will be better able to know that if you have ever used x2x. From any VNC server x2vnc can send event from an x-windows. It can run on Microsoft Windows and it will not run without X-windows. The normal VNC server does not control the mouse and it creates a virtual server in memory. User need to use x11vnc if they want to control X11 display.

By using the shared option on x2vnc program user will allow several connections to the same VNC server. By using password file user can start x2vnc without putting the password. x2vnc software also offering additional functions like clipboard sharing.

There are also many other functions of x2vnc software. It is such a wonderful program that allows two machines to be controlled from the same mouse and keyboard. X2vnc also has more advanced clipboard support. One disadvantage of x2vnc software is that it is limited for two computers and it is perfect for using an X system to control a non X system. x2vnc is the implementation of VNC RFB protocol made to control the machine running VNC server in the dual monitor situation.

The effect is making controlled machine’s function like attached to controlling machine, and allowing use of one set of the input devices on 2 and more machines.x2vnc can allow you make use of 2 screens on different computers like they were been connected to same computer x2vnc 1.7.2 is the tools program that is developed by Hubinette Fredrik.

x2vnc can allow you make use of 2 screens on 2 different computers like they were well connected to similar computer. Even though one of computers runs the Windows 95 / 98 / NT as well as other one that runs Xwindows. In case, they are running Windows, and you would like to use the Win2VNC instead.

Personally, I also have 2 computers, with the linux installed, however I need to run the Windows 95 and Windows NT while working, and I got tired to switch between two keyboards. Thus I wrote the program. When running the program I may move mouse pointer beyond right edge of X display, and pointer can appear on screen on other computer.



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KDE Remote Desktop Sharing – Stand On the RFB Protocol!

April 3rd, 2011 No comments

KDE Desktop Sharing is also known as the KRFB that is a service stand on the RFB protocol. It is permits the users to share their system with other system of the user.

The process is also helping the users to show their desktop as an administrator to solve their problem. In this regard, the users can get full control to access their desktop.  KDE Desktop Sharing is well-matched with all regular RFB and VNC the users.

It is also server applications that permit the users to share their latest session with another system of the users who use VNC clients to see or entire control over the system.

However, the KDE Desktop Sharing is perfectly matched with the desktop sharing due to attractive features. KDE Desktop Sharing is never allowing their users to start a new X session because it shares the present session.

KDE Desktop Sharing is much useful when the user require someone to execute a task with the help of other. KDE Desktop Sharing is using the Remote Frame Buffer protocol instead of other system.

However, the user can safely skip the software if they have much familiar with. Remote Frame Buffer protocol is by the high level completion of a system.

In case, you happen being resident “geek” in house, workplace, and school, you have used VNC. That allows you remotely connect to other computer as well as control that. While used for the legitimate technical support, and it is the useful tool to help the users who are not at all present in same room, building, and even same side of world.

Also, there are some other uses to that outside of the technical support. In case, user disables “control” feature, it is been used for the instructional purposes.

KDE, to be complete desktop it is, includes desktop sharing application, which allows VNC & RDP connections to & from user’s desktop. The setup is simple as well as painless and follow the steps:

Note: “Host” computer may get connections, and “guest” computer may connect to host as well as control or view it. In case,  you would like to connect to same location in future, make sure to save bookmark in Bookmarks menu at a top. While you are finished with remote setting, then click Disconnect. You can now remotely connect & control KDE computers, no matter whether for the business, education, and recreation.

XDMCP – Speed up your RDP!

March 31st, 2011 No comments

XDMCP permits several users to login and perform numbers of GNOME sessions at a time. In this regard, if the users have a speed computer performing Ubuntu, then the user can use their slow systems to run and login the large application or programs that are available in the speed computer only.

In this regard, the users are required to follow some particular steps to perform their program. First, they are required to turn on the XDMCP characteristic on the fast computer and required to move for system> Administration > Login Window.

Secondly, click on the remote button of the login window. After clicking on the remote button choose the style similar as the local. Finally, close the window dialog box and restate the computer.

After the installation of the XDMCP program on the fast computer system, the user will  require to install it on another PC to perform the Ubuntu that also require particular steps to follow the installation of the program successfully such as:

  • Firstly, boot the slow computer system and break at the login screen.
  • After that, switch the option at the lower left side corner of the login screen
  • Choose the remote login via XDMCP
  • Finally, type in the user name or IP of the fast screen on the dialog window that the user require to login and want to slow system to run faster.

In X Window System, the X display manager also runs as the program, which allows starting of the session on X server from same and other computer.

The login screen that is shown by KDM display manager. The display manager gives user with the login screen that prompts for the username as well as password. The session starts while user successfully enters the valid combination of the username as well as password.

When display manager that runs on user’s computer, that begins X server prior to presenting an user login screen, repeating while user logs out. Also, in this state, display manager realizes in XWindow System functionality of the init, getty as well as login on the character mode terminals.

While display manager runs on the remote computer, tat acts like telnet server, and requesting username as well as password also starting the remote session. The X11 Release three introduced display managers at October 1988 with aim to support standalone Xterminals then coming on a market.

Beginner’s Guide To Set Up XRDP!

March 26th, 2011 No comments is an open source remote desktop protocol. The main function of XRDP is to produce a fully functional Linux terminal server. XRDP is effective while accepting links from desktop and clients using Microsoft Remote Desktop Service. XRDP is a server that permits you to link from a window machine that window remote desktop does.

Therefore, no other software on the windows machine is needed. Set up XRDP software is creating a lot of difficulty for many people. A guide can help you to set up XRDP on your desktop. The GNOME solution is certainly a good option for you to set up XRDP.

Though it is a bit of a hack and not perfect but it is the first working solution to set up XRDP. The GNOME solution has been tested by many IT experts. The mode in which XRDP works with GNOME is to have an additional layer of VNC. The main difficulty is that you must have already logged on as yourself before trying to use XRDP.

XRDP is a remote terminal session that assists your Windows terminal clients connect to Linux. It is an open source implementation of RDP. Usually, the XRDP server is the same machine as bitmap compression. xrdp is the somewhat limited implementation of a server side of the Microsoft’s RDP Desktop Protocol. (RDP is much superior in the speed to remote control protocols such as VNC.)

Current implementation of the xrdp just functions rightly as the rdp to vnc gateway – it is a little odd as well as confusing, however what you in fact, should do is to have one and more running VNC listening on target computer; the xrdp listens for the incoming connections & “patches them ” to target machine’s servers.

One important thing xrdp doesn’t do is to give you true terminal functionality; it will not spawn VNC server instances in arbitrary usernames itself, it will just connect existing VNC server. What xrdp do is to accelerate the remote control sessions just by performing (slower) control session over localhost interface, as well as making use of lower bandwidth RDP over network between client & server.

It de facto gives way for the unmodified Windows computers for remote control machine running xrdp, since Windows XP & higher have built in RDP costumer (“Remote Desktop”) however no builtin VNC costumer.



CrossLoop – Automatically Organize One!

March 22nd, 2011 1 comment Inc offers a remote desktop service that permits the user to share own computer screens with their co team workers with the help of the Internet. In this way, the user can get connected with their office computer from home or any place of the world through faster internet connection. It is also a reliable and secure process for the users. With the help of the CrossLoop allow the user to judge the screen and keyboard and control the mouse on a remote computer. It is only possible if the users are working part by part of the same PC.

Due to it faster installation process the user can working with the CrossLoop less than the two minutes. Only the user is required to install and download the program that it will automatically organize itself to the user’s network environment. In this regard, the user is required a system that have with Vista and Window XP or advanced operating system as well as 128 MB RAM, broadband internet connection, and 2 MB hard drive for the CrossLoop support. At the same way, the users are required to fulfil above confutation before installation of the CrossLoop. CrossLoop gives you fast, easy, as well as totally free method to give the colleague, friend, and relative access to the computer. After installation, PC is assigned 12 digit access code every time that you begin this program. You after that, give number to other user to share virtually your desktop. When connected, user may have the complete access to the machine.

Odd nature to share the desktop cursor as well as inability to add the multiple users that makes CrossLoop for right business presentations. But, complete system access as well as 128bit encrypted connection that combine to make the great solution for the low budget, and long distance support. Guests will use any of the app & save the files on computer, like they were all sitting in front of machine. There is no router configuration is needed required– big plus. The file transfers are supported, however purpose here stays collaboration: the CrossLoop will not work without the explicit permission from a host. As, simplicity is the key attraction, that lacks advanced features, as well as connection should be made in 2 minutes and times out. Whereas interface & features are easy, CrossLoop gives secure & quick method for 2 users to collaborate on PC.


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rdesktop – Making the Users Feel Just Fine with His Computer Related Tasks!

March 20th, 2011 No comments

It’s the rdesktop that has been considered as an open source client which you can also use for drawing better results while working with the WTS or known as the Windows Terminal Server.

This is a kind of tool, which is highly functional and capable of handling the RDP which is also termed as the Remote Desktop Protocol.

It can work with the RDP in order to generate the Windows desktop which is in use by the users. As far as the supported servers are concerned for rdesktop, they may vary and these are:

  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows NT Server 4.0

Users for rdesktop can even run this application with their UNIX supported platforms. Most of the time users have preferred to add this sort of method to make their X Window system uses more convenient. At the mean time these users are able to keep other ports straightforward. Rdesktop is really helping these users to make their accessibility hassles free. This sort of application has been released by GNU Public License. It’s the rdesktop 1.6.0 has been released for the market which is the latest version for this application.

rdesktop is the open source for the Windows Terminal Services, and capable to natively speak the Remote Desktop Protocol to present users Windows desktop. IT is also supported servers that include Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT Server 4.0 and Windows Vista rdesktop at present, runs on majority of the UNIX based platforms with a X Window System, as well as other ports must be straightforward fairly. The rdesktop is been released under GNU Public Licence.

Rdesktop is the open source RDP for the unix that allows linux, sun as well as other nix users for connecting to the Microsoft server with the terminal services to be enabled. In this way desktop will run the (cheap) open source OS like Linux and have also give users an access to the windows applications. Article in newsforge discusses pro & cons of the method against, for instance, vmware & wine virtualisation. Latest stable version of the rdesktop is the 1.6.0. The version is well recommended for different sites since it resolves the potential safety vulnerability and many bugs.


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