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Accessing Pi from Windows

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:34 am
by vividvibe1
I am trying to access my Raspberry Pi 2 running Raspbian using my Windows 10 desktop. I have installed a program called TightVNC viewer, I have also installed Putty and have limited knowledge of how to use it. On the Pi, I have SSH enabled and I have found its IP address. Putty fails after saying "access denied" when I enter the password. TightVNC says that "the target machine has actively refused" the connection. I found some information online and tried these command from the Pi's terminal:

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sudo bash
cd /boot
mv boot_enable_ssh.rc boot.rc
shutdown -r -time now
It fails on step 3 saying, "mv: cannot stat 'boot_enable_ssh.rc': No such file or directory."

I think these commands are supposed to enable SSH, even though I have it enabled in the Pi's settings menu. Is there anything I am missing or perhaps someone else has had a similar incident and found a solution? I would appreciate any advice or tips. I didn't provide screenshots but I will if necessary. Thank you in advance.

Edit: Thank you for all the helpful suggestions and potential solutions. I was able to solve the problem. I used Remmina in my Linux OS, with absolutely no snags whatsoever. I used mRemoteNG on Windows 10 and it too works like a charm. No errors to report. Again, thanks to everyone who contributed to my post.

Re: Accessing Pi from Windows

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:07 am
by MarkHaysHarris777
VNC and SSH are two completely different animals; the first (virtual network computing) allows you to control the PI from your PC using tightvnc viewer. The second allows you to control your PI from your Windows desktop using putty (an SSH, secure shell, client for windows). Not to confuse you, VNC will run 'over' ssh to give vnc security (encryption), but, ssh is not 'needed' to run vnc...

... to run vnc you need to install tightvncserver on your PI:

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sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
Then you run the command (just once):

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tightvncserver
It will prompt you for your passwords that you will be using later... and it will start the server. Kill the first server run with :

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vncserver -kill :1
Now start the server with this command (or something similar):

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vncserver :1 -depth 24 -geometry 1376x768 &
by default it will listen on port 5900... the port you will use to attach is 5901... the sum of the listening port number and the display :1 number.

On your Windows PC (in tightvnc viewer) you will attach to your PI with:

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vncviewer <hostname>:5901
Windows vncviewer may be configured (as a gui) to only allow you to configure the hostname (or IP address of your PI on your network) and the port number, which in this case will be 5901.

It may also allow you to configure your password... use the one you entered when you setup your server.

Then connect.

Start there. Once you get that running you can try to configure an ssh tunnel to run VNC over, to secure things... but... be aware that running vnc over ssh (while more secure) is also slower... the latency is sometimes even unacceptable.

best to you

marcus

Re: Accessing Pi from Windows

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:27 am
by NicoVanDerDussen
I'm using Remote Desktop on my Win 10 machine

To enable the server part on your Raspi,

To install:

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sudo apt-get install xrdp
I find this the easiest way to get things going :)

Re: Accessing Pi from Windows

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:28 am
by hansotten
Accessing a Pi from Windows 10 is easy.

Make sure the Pi is reachable.
Do a ping on a Windows command line to your Pi's IP address (and you get that with ifconfig command on the Pi)

If you have installed Bonjour on Windows you can use raspberrypi.local (or whatever name you agve your Pi with Raspi-config) as address instead of the IP address.

SSH works 'out of the box' if not disabled in raspi-config. Use PuTTY on Windows.

Install XRDP (sudo apt-get xrdp on the Pi) and use Remote Desktop Connection on the W10 machine. No further configuration required.

See http://duinorasp.hansotten.com/raspberry-remote-access/ how I do this in detail.

Re: Accessing Pi from Windows

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:56 am
by B.Goode
vividvibe1 wrote:I am trying to access my Raspberry Pi 2 running Raspbian using my Windows 10 desktop. I have installed a program called TightVNC viewer, I have also installed Putty and have limited knowledge of how to use it. On the Pi, I have SSH enabled and I have found its IP address. Putty fails after saying "access denied" when I enter the password.
"On the Pi, I have SSH enabled and I have found its IP address. Putty fails after saying "access denied" when I enter the password."

Either you have mis-identified the IP address of the RPi (so you are trying to log in to some other system), or you have mis-remembered or mis-typed the password.