Using Solaris 10 to remotely manage Vista system


Solaris and Vista implement mutual management. I manage several remote servers, and often need to remotely connect to the client's computer to solve some problems and demonstrate the operation methods. Here are two major Unix and Windows solutions. The method of mutual management of the latest version of the operating system between the camps.

Remote Management of Vista with rdesktop

rdesktop is a remote desktop connection software for UNIX and Linux systems that provides Terminal Services (Terminal Services) and Windows XP, Windows via Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000 2003 Server, Windows Vista Remote Desktop Service (Remote Desktop), can remotely log in to the Windows window system and use it under Unix system.

1. Download and install rdesktop tool

The rdesktop program can be installed at, which is very convenient.


gunzip rdesktop-1.5.0 -sol10-x86-local.gz

pkgadd –d rdesktop-1.5.0-sol10-x86-local

2, rdesktop usage steps:

First in Windows Vista launches Remote Desktop and adds an existing account for the Solaris 10 system (such as the root user) as shown in Figure 1. FIG

Add a presence system Solaris 10 account

Account Description: By default, a member of the Administrators group can remotely connect to the server, in addition to a & ldquo; The Remote Desktop Users” group has this privilege. However, by default, the “Remote Desktop Users” group does not add members, so if you want to add another user and don't want to give him the system administrator's high privileges, you must add him to this group. The “Remote Desktop Users” group has the ability to remotely connect in addition to the same access rights as the Users group. By using this group, you can save management resources without having to set these rights separately for each user.

3, Solaris 10 CDE desktop using Rdesktop method

Rdesktop is a command line tool, connect an ip address: Windows vista workstation command method is: & ldquo; rdesktop 192.168. 1.14”

Then the login dialog will appear as shown in Figure 2. Vista login screen

Figure 2 Solaris 10 CDE desktop in the first Solaris desktop environment was OpenWindows. This is followed by the Solaris 2.5 CDE. The graphical user interface for the SunOS/Solaris operating system used in earlier SPARC workstations chose Open Windows window management. Both Open Windows and DEC Windows/Motif are a branch of X-Windows. The X-Windows system is a computer network-based window management system. It was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with the support of DEC. The X Window System is widely accepted due to its openness, standardization, manufacturer independence, and server/client based environment, and is now the de facto industry standard. The X Window System adopts a so-called client/server mode of network structure. One of the important features of the client/server model is that clients and server programs can communicate on the network. The two don't have to be on the same machine, not even in the same building. The X display station is an ideal foreground endpoint in a distributed computing environment. A system administrator can find multiple windows on any machine he manages. Do a lot of different work. The graphical user interface Open SPA used by SPARC workstations conforms to the UI's Open look GUI specification, which includes two representative windows, B X11 and News. In order to be compatible with X-Windows, Open Windows provides two toolboxes, OLIT and XVIEW, which can be used to build an X-Windows based user interface. In Solaris 10, Sun introduced the GNOME-based Java Desktop System. GNOME and KDE are the two most commonly used window managers in the Linux environment. Most X11-based graphics applications on Linux are already built into them using the available development framework. In the Solaris 10 release, Sun offers a GNOME-based enhanced desktop called the Sun Java Desktop System (JDS), which is currently the most popular desktop. In earlier releases, the Solaris operating system supported CDE (Common Desktop Environment) as its default window manager. Of course, CDE is also bundled with Solaris 10 software. On the Solaris 10 platform, users can choose to enable one of the popular desktop managers such as JDS or CDE. Pass the password verification to start entering the Vista desktop, as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3 Solaris 10 CDE desktop of Vista

In Solaris Figure 3 10 CDE desktop is embedded in Windows Vista.

4, Solaris 10 JDS Desktop Using Rdesktop Method

Solaris 10 New Desktop System Sun Java Desktop System (version 3) combines open source software with Sun's innovative technology A fully integrated and interoperable, integrated desktop environment that provides an easy-to-access, modern user interface for the desktop environment. The Java Desktop System provides a comprehensive desktop environment through which users can effectively navigate and use applications and documents on the desktop. This system contains the following components: GNOME desktop environment. StarOffice. Office suite. Evolution mail with calendar and task capabilities. A complete set of software utilities and accessories. JDS use the following command:

command is: & ldquo; rdesktop -g 800 * 600 & rdquo;

Next login dialog system appears in FIG. 4

Figure 4 Vista login screen in the Solaris 10 JDS desktop
You can start to enter the Vista desktop by password verification, as shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5 Solaris 10 JDS desktop of Vista desktop

In Figure 5, Solaris 10 JDS desktop is embedded in Windows Vista.

Get help with #rdesktop-h. The following login command:

The following is the code snippet: #rdesktop -g 1024x768 -d 24 hostname

wherein & ldquo; g1024 & times; 768 & rdquo; set the resolution The rate is 1024 & times; 768, & ldquo; d24 & rdquo; set true color 24 bits, hostname is the host name or IP address of the Windows machine. In addition, rdesktop uses Microsoft's RDP protocol, which can only control WinXP/2003/Vista system and cannot control Windows 98/me system.

Summary: The author manages several remote servers, and often remotely connects the client's computer to solve some problems and demonstrate the operation method. The commonly used remote connection tool is VNC (Virtual Network Computing). VNC requires the firewall to open some dedicated ports and enter some enterprise networks to set up port forwarding. Therefore, although VNC has the advantages of free and cross-platform, it sometimes avoids cumbersome network settings.

Another disadvantage of using remote access to technologies such as VNC is that dedicated service software must be installed on the remote computer and the client software must be installed on the local computer. In general, such requirements are not a problem, but occasionally it is difficult to access a remote server from a public computer or other computer that is not suitable for installing client software. In fact, for such situations, rdesktop is a good choice. To establish a remote connection over the Internet, rdesktop also requires a specific port to be opened on the firewall, but it does not require the installation of dedicated client software —— this advantage is very useful in many cases.

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