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: http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/ssvnc.html#download
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 "email@example.com", 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 best-tux.cae.wisc.edu:73 for a 1280x1024 resolution and 24-bit color)