I would be deploying several linux boxes running CentOs 5.5 remotely and I would like to be able to control them from my various window's machine at the cheapest rate.
(i) To be able to do copying and pasting between the client and the server and vice versa.
(ii) To be able to transfer files.
(iii) To be able to log into the server remotely when it has no one logged in on it as yet.
(iv) Must be secure because the link would be over the internet.
(v) The client must be a GUI, e.g 'UltraVNC'.
(vi) If a server application has to be added, I am only familiar with *.rpm files.
Window machines (clients) run: XP 32, Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64 bit.
Note: I have tried UltraVNC as a client with the default VNCserver on CentOs 5.5, but was unable to do file transfers or copying and pasting between them.
Your solution to my problem and any other additional advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.