Connecting Remotely to CAE Linux Machines from Windows (SSVNC)

Instructions for remotely connecting from a Windows machine to CAE Linux workstations graphically

If using a CAE windows lab computer, click start and search SSVNC.  

Installation on a Windows computer (NOTE: This download may trigger an anti-virus warning. This is expected behavior, however, CAE makes no guarantees and you should proceed at your own risk.)
-Step 1: Download and Install SSVNC
The install files can be found here:
Download a Windows only .zip file. 
      -Please note that sometimes, antivirus software may block SSVNC. If this happens, try a version newer, or older.

-Step 2: Run and Configure SSVNC
   -After downloading the .zip file, you'll need to extract the included files. To do so, open the zipped file and click Extract All

   -You'll now need to pick a destination to extract the files to.  We recommend the Downloads folder the .zip files is currently located in.  Extracting to other locations (Such as C:\Program Files) can cause issues if they are in protected parts of the filesystem.

   -Once the files are all extracted, the new folder should open.  If it doesn't, double click on the folder that was just created. 

   - Now open the ssvnc folder, then open the Windows folder.  Double click on the SSVNC icon.

  -SSVNC will now launch.  
      - In the "VNC Host:Display" field enter "", replacing username with your CAE account name
      - Click the "Use SSH" radio button
      - Click Connect
      - Accept the best-tux host key, if prompted

   -You should now see a Terminal window.  Enter your CAE password.  NOTE: No asterisks or characters will appear in the terminal window when you enter your password. This is normal

   -You will now see the logon screen of a CAE Linux workstation.  You can now login as you would if you were in a CAE Linux lab.

   -After logging in, you will now have the GUI of a CAE Linux workstation:

VNC Screen Size Chart

VNC sessions are fixed-size. To connect with a different screen size, you can add a VNC display code after the host name to choose a different resolution or color depth. Note that adding a non-default code may negatively affect response time and performance.

(example: connect to for a 1280x1024 resolution and 24-bit color)

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Keywords:linux ssvnc vnc remote connect gui graphical windows 100399 6245   Doc ID:20309
Owner:Noel K.Group:Computer-Aided Engineering
Created:2011-09-16 16:28 CSTUpdated:2021-04-12 13:31 CST
Sites:Computer-Aided Engineering
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