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General Workstations (Cloud)

Linux Workstations

Windows Workstations

  • Nitenite: Simple installation wizard for new installs

Remote Support

Remote Support for Linux Workstations


A method to provide remote control to remote users, generally behind there own firewall

The user must perform a few tasks to allow remote control

  • Run “gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/remote_access/enabled true” to enable VNC Remote control
  • Create an SSH tunnel to a common destination machine “ssh -R 5900:localhost:5900

Remote machine

  • Connect to common machine “ssh -L 5900:localhost:5900
  • With a vnc viewer “vncviewer localhost:0”