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

saada January 19, 2012

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?

    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:

    Here is another option by using Cygwin:

  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:

    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: