How can I remotely control a Linux server from a Windows PC?

saada January 19, 2012
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I have a dedicated server with Linux. I have the IP address and a password for controlling the server. However, I want to control it from a Windows XP or Windows 2008 (server) computer. How can I do that?

  1. FIDELIS
    January 19, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Hello, here is a link explaining what you have to do to remotely connect and control your server from XP, VISTA or windows 7:

    http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/access-linux-from-windows-xp-system/
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/remote-windows-linux.html

    Here is another option by using Cygwin:

    http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/forum_thread.php?id=2917

  2. Chris Hoffman
    January 19, 2012 at 5:41 am

    It's unclear what kind of access you have.

    Normally, you use the terminal to control a Linux server. You can use an SSH program to access the server's terminal from Windows. Windows doesn't come with an SSH program, so you'll have to download one: I like PuTTY and it's popular: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

    It's also possible you have VNC access to a graphical environment on the server. If so, you'll need a VNC program. One popular one is TightVNC: http://www.tightvnc.com/