Seamless MS Windows in Linux
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- Step 1: Install and Configure VirtualBox
- Step 1a: Setting Up a Virtual Machine
- Step 1b: Configuring Your Virtual Machine
- Now, select Network and from the “Attached to” dropdown box select Host Interface. In the Interface Name field type in: tap0 (This will make more sense later)
- Now, select Remote Display and check Enable VRDP Server.
- Step 2: Setup Ubuntu Networking
- Step 3: Configure your Windows Virtual Machine
- First thing you have to do in Windows is enable Remote Connections and set a password for your user.
- Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Sytem and click the Remote tab.
- Check the box that says “Allow users to connect remotely to this computer” and click OK
- In the Control Panel click “User Accounts”
- Click the user that you would like to login as and then click “Create a password”
- Type your password in the boxes provided and then click the “Create Password” button.
The above technique does NOT make seamless work! The way I was using seamless was by pressing [HOST]+L in VirtualBox. Below I will give the various possible methods by which seamless over a network could work:
- The rdesktop buy term papers technique will work over the network, but will only be seamless if you use Bridged. No NAT.
- In a NAT configuration, by using ssh R-tunneling, initiated on the guest (think Putty), you can access the VM's port 3389 instead of that of VBox, in theory allowing seamless rdesktop use. However, every time I have tried this I get a login screen (even though i am allready logged in) on the rdesktop display (no seamless), which has a password typed in and grayed out. Simultaneously the VM crashes.
- Just use the seamless mode that is built into VirtualBox, by pressing [HOST]+L. Of course, if you want to use this over the network you will need X-forwarding. However, I have found this to be slow, glitchy (invisible windows and smearing), and unstable (causing the VM to randomly crash).