Connecting Remotely to CAE Linux Machines from Windows (SSVNC)

Instructions for remotely connecting from a Windows machine to CAE Linux workstations graphically

If using a CAE windows lab computer, click start and search SSVNC.  

Installation on a Windows computer
-Step 1: Download and Install SSVNC
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The install files can be found here: http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/ssvnc.html#download
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Download a Windows only .zip file. 
      -Please note that sometimes, antivirus software may block SSVNC. If this happens, try a version newer, or older.

-Step 2: Run and Configure SSVNC
   -After downloading the .zip file, you'll need to extract the included files. To do so, open the zipped file and click Extract All

   -You'll now need to pick a destination to extract the files to.  We recommend the Downloads folder the .zip files is currently located in.  Extracting to other locations (Such as C:\Program Files) can cause issues if they are in protected parts of the filesystem.


   -Once the files are all extracted, the new folder should open.  If it doesn't, double click on the folder that was just created. 


   - Now open the ssvnc folder, then open the Windows folder.  Double click on the SSVNC icon.



  -SSVNC will now launch.  
      - In the "VNC Host:Display" field enter "username@best-tux.cae.wisc.edu", replacing username with your CAE account name
      - Click the "Use SSH" radio button
      - Click Connect
      - Accept the best-tux host key, if prompted
  
  

   -You should now see a Terminal window.  Enter your CAE password.  NOTE: No asterisks or characters will appear in the terminal window when you enter your password. This is normal


   -You will now see the logon screen of a CAE Linux workstation.  You can now login as you would if you were in a CAE Linux lab.

   -After logging in, you will now have the GUI of a CAE Linux workstation:


VNC Screen Size Chart

VNC sessions are fixed-size. To connect with a different screen size, you can add a VNC display code after the host name to choose a different resolution or color depth. Note that adding a non-default code may negatively affect response time and performance.

(example: connect to best-tux.cae.wisc.edu:73 for a 1280x1024 resolution and 24-bit color)

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Keywords:linux ssvnc vnc remote connect gui graphical windows 100399 6245   Doc ID:20309
Owner:Noel K.Group:Computer-Aided Engineering
Created:2011-09-16 16:28 CSTUpdated:2020-09-23 12:57 CST
Sites:Computer-Aided Engineering
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