Friday, May 8, 2009

Help needed: Remote Desktop from Ubuntu to Windows Vista Home Premium over IPv6

I'm looking for help:

I want to use my Ubuntu Linux to access the desktop of a Windows Vista Home Premium over IPv6.

I tried to use rdesktop, but that did not work (even not over IPv4 on a LAN). Reason: Home Premium cannot "receive" Remote Desktop sessions. See screendump: there's only a 'Remote Assistance' option, which is not Remote Desktop. (One of those reasons I don't like Windows.)
There seems to be a hack for this (see http://portal.tonychan.org/Default.aspx?tabid=58&EntryID=123), but that resulted in errors. I could try to solve that by de-activating UAC, but it all feels a bit ugly.

I then tried VNC, but all VNC version (original VNC, ultraVNC, tightVNC) seem to have small or big problems with Windows Vista.


So: tips welcome!



PS: Related, but no solution: Tiberius was able to 'Remote Desktop' to Windows XP! This was based on some ipv6 to ipv4 tunnel trick.

3 comments:

loukchi said...

hello.

May I use RDP over IPv6 from WinXP to Vista ?

Benzin said...

If you are using VNC, you will need to open inbound TCP ports for remote access, which may compromise security. RHUB’s http://www.rhubcom.com, Remote Access is a better alternative. It supports multiple platforms and being an appliance, it gives more security than online hosted solutions.

lynne dorado said...

I have had similar problems. Now I am wondering if it is worth it to simply migrate to a turnkey remote desktop solution. One I am considering is: http://www.proxynetworks.com - thoughts?