[CentOS] [OT] Remote control of a WinXP machine from a Linux host

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 00:20:24 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 3:41 PM, Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko at panet.co.yu> wrote:
> Sorry for an off topic post, but a lot of you folks are >sysadmins here or
> there, and just might have a suggestion... ;-)
> I have a WinXP machine that is to be unattended for a >period of 3 years (yes,
> I know, it sounds ridiculous, but still...). What I need is >remote access to
> it to perform regular system maintenance, virus >cleanups, occasional software
> installations, reboots, config changes, etc.

We have 3 boxes with WinXP Home Edition on them. Two are dual boot,
with CentOS 5.2 (32 bit).  There is something in WinXP Home Edition,
to allow remote access. I assume the Professional version has it too.
Before you get more complex, I suggest that you read up on what that
permits you to do. Glad you do not need the box to  be up for 3 years,
without a reboot! :-)
Hopefully, the HW will not fail.. ...

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