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  http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/05/connect-to-ubuntu-12-04-precise-pangolin-via-windows-remote-desktop/ for details.

Home site at http://guac-dev.org/ and installation instructions for Ubuntu at http://guac-dev.org/Debian%20Install%20Instructions

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 (http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/)  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 (http://www.karlrunge.com/x11vnc/faq.html#faq-passwd).

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Trimming Down a Windows 7 Install

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

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

http://www.blackviper.com/2009/10/01/black-vipers-windows-7-super-tweaks/

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.”