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I want to take remote desktop from ubuntu to windows xp and 7,I am looking for a solution i can install software over the air.

  1. Vnc,Avoid installation of Vnc server in windows (policy problem)
  2. Looking software like Dameware in software is installed over the air and removed backed after the job is done.
  3. Should allow to control the current active desktop and interact with the user session.

Please help me.

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Windows already has a remote access system that you can use and connect using vinagre application available for Ubuntu.

Right click on My Computer > Properties > Remote tab

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You just need to configure it and ask the network administrator to redirect the correct ports to you Windows computer.

The necessary port is TCP 3389, redirect connections on this port to your TCP 3389 port in your computer and you will be able to use the vinagre (installed by default on Ubuntu 11.10) to remotely connect.

If you do not want to install any extra software should allow you to support a customer over a web based interface that run with Java.

Its still in beta fase but it should work.

Has an alternative you can use others, here is a list of sites that allow you to share a desktop over the web and are cross platform:

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need to access the same session to provide support from ubuntu to windows – Deepak Rajput Nov 23 '11 at 9:25
thanks a lot....... – Deepak Rajput Nov 23 '11 at 9:41
not working....... – Deepak Rajput Nov 23 '11 at 10:10
try the others, one will I hope ;) – Bruno Pereira Nov 23 '11 at 10:31
Looking for software – Deepak Rajput Nov 23 '11 at 10:55

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