Connecting from Windows

On your workstation:

  • Go to System - Preferences - Remote Desktop

  • Check “Allow other users to view your desktop”

  • Click the advanced tab

  • Check “Only allow local connections”


From your laptop (client machine):

  • Make sure VNC and Putty are installed

  • Enter “workstation” for your session on port 22

  • Click on Connections - SSH - Tunnels

  • In the box labeled “Source Port”, type 5902

  • In the destination box, type: localhost:5901


WARNING: Do not leave an open VNC connection running for anything other than local connections. VNC, on its own, is insecure. VNC should always be forwarded through an SSH connections if possible.