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

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?
rand1964Asked:
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rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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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rand1964Author Commented:
IS that supposed to show me the desktop just like a Windows Remote?
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rindiCommented:
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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rand1964Author Commented:
I can't get it to work...it says network error: Aborted
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rindiCommented:
What says network error, when?
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rand1964Author Commented:
When I try to use PuTTY.

It says "network error:  Software caused abort"
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rindiCommented:
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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rand1964Author Commented:
still not working
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rand1964Author Commented:
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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rindiCommented:
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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rand1964Author Commented:
I'll give that a try tomorrow...I've been sick for two weeks
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rand1964Author Commented:
No luck...it's not working
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rindiCommented:
What isn't working, what errors did you get?
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rand1964Author Commented:
I still cannot Remote Desktop into the Ubuntu server...with SSH turned on and using Putty...still doesn't work...
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rindiCommented:
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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rand1964Author Commented:
Yes to all those
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rand1964Author Commented:
I never got this to work and cannot spend anymore time on it but I appreciate your answers.
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