How to Use NetSarang Xmanager 4 to Access Remote Linux Desktops
NetSarang Xmanager 4 is a powerful PC X server that allows you to access remote Linux desktops or run single X applications from your Windows PC. It supports the latest Linux distributions and X extensions, and provides a secure and easy way to connect to any X server over the network. In this article, we will show you how to use NetSarang Xmanager 4 to access remote Linux desktops.
Step 1: Download and Install NetSarang Xmanager 4
You can download NetSarang Xmanager 4 from the official website[^1^]. The installation process is straightforward and you can choose the components you want to install. You will need a license key to activate the software, which you can buy online or request a quote[^2^]. You can also try it for free for 30 days[^3^].
Step 2: Create a Session Profile
After installing NetSarang Xmanager 4, you can launch it from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut. You will see the main window with the Session Manager, where you can create, edit, and launch sessions. To create a new session profile, click on the New button and choose the session type you want. There are four types of sessions:
Xbrowser: This session type allows you to browse and connect to available X servers on your network. You can use Secure XDMCP to encrypt your traffic with SSH.
Xstart: This session type allows you to run a single X application on a remote host. You can specify the command, display settings, authentication method, and other options.
Xconfig: This session type allows you to configure an X server on your local PC. You can customize the screen resolution, color depth, keyboard layout, font settings, and more.
RDP: This session type allows you to create, launch, and manage Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) sessions directly from within Xmanager. You can connect to Windows servers or PCs using RDP protocol.
For this example, we will use the Xbrowser session type to access a remote Linux desktop. Enter a name for your session profile and click Next. On the next screen, you can choose the protocol (XDMCP or Secure XDMCP), the host name or IP address of the remote host, and the port number. You can also enable or disable various options such as auto login, auto reconnect, full screen mode, etc. Click Next to continue.
Step 3: Connect to the Remote Host
After creating your session profile, you can see it in the Session Manager. To connect to the remote host, simply double-click on the session profile or select it and click on the Connect button. You will see a new tab with the remote host's login screen. Enter your username and password and click OK. You will then see the remote host's desktop environment in your Xmanager window. You can interact with it as if you were sitting in front of it.
Step 4: Manage Your Sessions
You can manage your sessions from the Session Manager or from the tabbed interface. You can create multiple sessions and switch between them by clicking on the tabs. You can also drag and drop tabs to rearrange them or detach them into separate windows. You can right-click on a tab or a session profile to access more options such as rename, edit, clone, delete, etc. You can also use keyboard shortcuts or menu commands to perform various actions such as refresh, resize, zoom, copy/paste, etc.
NetSarang Xmanager 4 is a versatile and user-friendly PC X server that lets you access remote Linux desktops or run single X applications from your Windows PC. It supports the latest Linux distributions and X extensions, and provides a secure and easy way to connect to any X server over the network. It also integrates with Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) sessions for convenience. You can download NetSarang Xmanager 4 from their website[^1^] and try it for free for 30 days[^3^]. aa16f39245