Category: Remote Access

Replacement for PuTTY
article #1090, updated 29 days ago

If you’ve ever wanted an easier interface, here’s SmarTTY:

Categories:   New and Interesting Apps   Remote Access


Excellent remote support for Windows, including UAC handling
article #705, updated 250 days ago

Try this:

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LogMeIn Settings for Routers & Firewalls
article #188, updated 361 days ago

Best information is now here for Windows and other software firewalls:

There is a link in the above for “whitelisting information” which really has the skinny for hardware firewalls:

Categories:   Remote Access   Application Issues


AnyDesk: remarkable cross-platform remote control
article #966, updated 468 days ago

This is very interesting:

Categories:   Remote Access   New and Interesting Apps


Video oddities in Windows 8.1
article #960, updated 486 days ago

This is Windows 8.1 only, not 7, not 10. It is not known whether 8.0 is affected.

The current known operative case is Citrix-hosted applications, in a dual-monitor situation. If you see a malfunction, go to Control Panel, All Control Panel Items, Display. If “Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays” is unchecked, check it. It will require logoff/logon. And the problem will be fixed.

Categories:   Remote Access   Video


SSH login without password
article #356, updated 580 days ago

Here’s a bash script! Works very nicely. Once run on one side and specifying a destination, one does not need a password to open that SSH link in the future.

echo "setup-autossh by Jonathan E. Brickman,"
if [ $# = 0 ]; then
	read -p "Please enter the SSH destination in the format user@host : " sshdest
elif [ $# = 1 ]; then
	echo "Usage: setup-autossh [user@destination]"
	exit 1
if [ ! -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa ]; then
	echo "Creating RSA key for authorization..."
	ssh-keygen -t rsa -N "" -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa
echo "Copying authorized RSA key to $sshdest ..."
remotecmd="cat > authorized_keys ; mkdir -p .ssh ; cat authorized_keys >> .ssh/authorized_keys ; rm authorized_keys"
cat ~/.ssh/ | ssh $sshdest $remotecmd

Categories:   Remote Access   Tools


Enable RDP by Command Line
article #545, updated 710 days ago

For XP:

netsh firewall set service remotedesktop enable
netsh firewall set service remoteadmin enable
reg ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v  fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0

For 7:

netsh firewall Set service REMOTEDESKTOP ENABLE
netsh firewall set service REMOTEAdmin ENABLE
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0

Categories:   Remote Access   


Remote Desktop Connection Manager
article #785, updated 962 days ago

A newer version, 2.7:

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Installing Software on Terminal Servers
article #257, updated 1047 days ago

Terminal servers require special user modes, for software additions to work correctly, and sometimes, to happen at all.

Before installing anything on a terminal server, do this:

change user /install

And after the installation is complete, do this:

change user /execute

Categories:   Remote Access   Application Issues


X2Go remote control
article #758, updated 1049 days ago

It appears that FreeNX has begotten X2Go:

Categories:   Remote Access