I can connect to Linux machines from Windows using PuTTY/SSH. I want to do the other way round - connect to a Windows machine from Linux.

Is this possible?

Best Answer

It depends on how you want to connect. You can create shares on the Windows machine and use smb/cifs to connect to the share.

The syntax would depend if you are in a domain or not

# mount -t cifs //server/share /mnt/server --verbose -o user=UserName,dom=DOMAIN

You also have the ability to mount the $IPC and administrative shares. You can look into Inter-Process Communication for what you can do via the $IPC share.

There is always.

  • RDP
  • VNC
  • telnet
  • ssh
  • Linux on Windows

With the last 3 you need to install additional software.

Vnc can run from a standalone binary or an installed one

For RDP most Linux systems either already have rdesktop installed or it is available in the package manager. Using rdesktop you only have to enable RDP connections to your Windows system and then you will be able to use RDP for a full GUI Windows console.