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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2010-02-09 18:40. ::

4 Connecting To A VM From A Remote Desktop

4.1 Windows XP

You can use the built-in Remote Desktop Connection utility to connect to the VM:

Type in the hostname or IP address of the host (not the guest!):

And voilà, you should be connected to the VM:

 

4.2 Linux

On Linux desktops, you can use the rdesktop command to connect to the VM. Open a terminal (on Ubuntu, for example, it's under Applications > Accessories > Terminal)...

... and type in the following command:

rdesktop -a 16 192.168.0.100

(192.168.0.100 is the host IP address, not the one of the guest - replace it with your own IP address or hostname; -a 16 means 16 bit colour depth.)

And voilà, you should be connected to the VM:

 

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Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Mon, 2010-02-15 02:53.

It is fairly pointless to describe how to install VirtualBox on a server if you are not going to explain how to set it up as a service that is started on boot and stopped/saved on halt/reboot.