Remote-desktop into Ubuntu 9.04 from a Windows PC

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2014-07
  • Questioner

    My server is Ubuntu 9.04 and I want to 'remote-desktop' into it from my Windows PC. vnc4server is not working even though I confirm that the services are running on the Server PC - 'connection has been reset' on every attempt. I've attempted connects with VNC Viewer 1.3.0.5, 4.1.3.0 and Ultra VNC. Putty works great, but I also need the graphical interface. Is there a way to do this that works?

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    I have set up a Linux VirtualBox Virtual Machine server. From a Windows machine, I can remote desktop to a Windows VM running on that machine, it works great. I can also use VNC to remote to an Ubuntu VM also running on that machine.

    However, I would like several users to be able to access the Ubuntu VM at the same time - currently, user #2 will kick #1 out when he comes in. We are a small group of developers (<6), I could run several Ubuntu VMs at the same time, but I'm thinking there's got to be a better way.

    My ultimate goal would to have what Windows Remote desktop offers in Windows 2003 (multiple user logins at the same time).

    One idea I thought of was to run several x-windows instances, each on different terminal window. Each instance would be be associated with a different port, so that 'Joe' would VNC to 'ubuntu-vc:0', 'Bob' to 'ubuntu-vc:1', etc. I don't know if this is possible, though.

    Any ideas?


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