Saturday, 8 October 2011

Tunneling Remote Desktop over SSH in Windows 7

This was a difficult one because no matter what I tried, I could not get Remote Desktop to work over SSH (PuTTY) from a Windows 7 system. I just kept getting an error message that a Remote Desktop was already open.

After a lot of Red Herring websites gave the answer.

Windows 7 blocks 3389 and 3390 from being used on the loopback interface. Answer was to use 3391 as the localhost port.

Take a look at that guys excellent instructions for setting up PuTTY SSH on your local system to then tunnel MS Remote Desktop connection via an encrytped SSH connection.

Categories: How-To, Microsoft, OS
Tags: Microsoft, Server, copssh, putty, remote desktop, SH, tunnel, Windows 7

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