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How do I use Windows Remote Desktop to log into Security Onion XUBUNTU Server?

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I have setup an XUBUNTU Security Onion Server.  I want to secure it behind locked doors and  be able to Remote Desktop into it from Windows 7 machine.

How do I do this?
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Make sure SSH is installed and started on the server. Then you can use kitty or putty on your Windows box to connect to it:

http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/kitty-portable
http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/putty_portable
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IS that supposed to show me the desktop just like a Windows Remote?
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No. It gives you access to the Linux Terminal, which should be sufficient for a server. What you can do though is to enable X11 forwarding in the /etc/ssh/sshd.conf file. And then on your Windows PC start xming before starting kitty or putty. Then you will be able to start Graphical utilities from the terminal you opened and they will display as windows on your Windows desktop.

http://xming.sourceforge.net/
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I can't get it to work...it says network error: Aborted
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What says network error, when?
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When I try to use PuTTY.

It says "network error:  Software caused abort"
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When you try to start putty or when you try connecting to the server? Have you installed ssh on the server?
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still not working
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When I try connecting to the server.  Putty starts so it's not that.
don't know how to install SSH on the Security Onion Server.
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Start the synaptic packagemanager and search for ssh, then select it and install it. Or open a terminal and enter sudo apt-get install ssh.
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I'll give that a try tomorrow...I've been sick for two weeks
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No luck...it's not working
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What isn't working, what errors did you get?
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I still cannot Remote Desktop into the Ubuntu server...with SSH turned on and using Putty...still doesn't work...
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So SSH is running on the server? To make sure, have you restarted it? Is the server and the Windows 7 PC on the same network segment? Does your Windows firewall allow putty?
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Yes to all those
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I never got this to work and cannot spend anymore time on it but I appreciate your answers.
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