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My university has setup an account for me on a Virtual Machine running Ubuntu.

I am able to connect to the machine using WinSCP with the SSH address of the server provided to me.

Now I would like to install basic server softwares like Tomcat etc on the system, but I am not sure how to install software on a remote virtual machine.

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Do you have root-access (i.e. an administrator account) in the virtual machine? –  Takkat Jul 22 '11 at 14:32
    
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When I first started out I found ubuntuguide to be -very- helpful. http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Natty

If you don't have root access, this gets alot more complicated and I suggest you ask your network admin to help you.

Make sure you use the ubuntu guide associated with the version if ubuntu installed. Natty is the newest release.

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