Guacamole Installation Notes – Desktop Access over the Web

UPDATE: I couldn’t actually get Guacamole to work consistently and the connection kept dropping. I ended up uninstalling it and using a package called xrdp, which allows to remote connect to Ubuntu from a Windows machine using built-in Remote Desktop, see for details.

Home site at and installation instructions for Ubuntu at

What the installation instructions are missing is that you actually need to install a VNC tool. Couldn’t work vnc4server but x11vnc worked first time (  AFTER I set it up to use a password (to match the password set for for guacamole under /etc/guacamole/user-mapping.xml) using the process described here (


Trimming Down a Windows 7 Install

Great Posts! Trimmed down an install from over 20 GB to just over 6!

And the following to avoid having to log in (I am lazy!)

In your Run window, type “control userpasswords2” and uncheck the tickbox that says  “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.”