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

Daniel Bird dbird at sgul.ac.uk
Sat Jan 10 10:18:11 UTC 2009

Marko Vojinovic 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.
A simple to use tool is available from  http://www.logmein.com. The free
version of logmein should do what you want.
Or they do "Hamachi" for Windows and Linux which will create a
"personal" VPN for you, which means you can then use rdesktop direct to
the XP machine.

Of course, there's no guarantee these services will be around in 3 years



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