[ubuntu-za] Ondersteun Win 2008

Andre Rossouw andre at arnet.co.za
Wed Feb 3 06:45:26 GMT 2010

On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 22:00 +0200, Charl Wentzel wrote:
> Hi Guys
> I'm currently supporting an Ubuntu Virtual Machine Server running two
> virtual machines at this stage, an Ubuntu Server and a Win 2008
> server.  I've just managed to get OpenVPN to work and now have remote
> access to the server.
> I was wondering what the best options were to support this
> installation remotely and whether some of you could advise which is
> better.  
> Supporting Ubuntu is a non-issue for me, but Win 2008 is, since I'm
> only running Ubuntu machines from my office.  
> Here are the options I'm looking at/know of:
> 1. Running virt-viewer remotely.  I'm currently running virt-manager
> on the server.  I haven't used either remotely, but it  seems to be a
> logical choice.  This would allow me not only to support the Win 2008
> server, but also to manage and view all virtual machines.
> 2. VNC.  Install VNC on the Win server and an VNC client on my office
> machines.  This is pretty standard... I think.

Instead of using VNC, why not use the build in remote desktop? If you
can get onto the servers private subnet, you should have no issue using
rdesktop to connect to RDP on the server. I use it all the time to
manage all my Windows machines - even XP and Windows 7.
> Could these work, or are there better choices out there?
> Regards
> Charl

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