Remote desktop access with NoMachine

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Download and install the NoMachine Enterprise Client for your system:
https://www.nomachine.com/download-enterprise#NoMachine-Enterprise-Client

Note: The normal client will also install a NX server on your machine, so unless you want remote desktop access to your own PC as well, use the enterprise client.


After you've installed the NoMachine client, open it and add a new connection.

Initial screen.

Enter a Name for the connection and add the IP number or hostname for the Host you are trying to connect to.

Add connection.
  • Port = 4000
  • Protocol = NX
Configuration.

Next select Configuration. Make sure Use password authentication is selected and Use UDP communication for multimedia data is checked.
Click Connect.

Verify your hosts identity.

The Verify host authenticity will only appear the first time you connect to your host or if you reinstall the host. If it does appear a second time on the same host, do not continue, this might indicate malicious activity on the host system and you should call support.
Click Yes to verify your hosts identity.

The login screen.

Enter your Username and Password and click Login. Don't save your password if you're on a shared PC.

Audio on remote host.

Hit the checkbox to mute audio on the remote host.
Hit the checkbox at the bottom left so this message does not appear again. Hit OK.

Scale remote desktop to fit window.

Select Scale the remote desktop to fit into the window.
Hit the checkbox at the bottom left so this message does not appear again. Hit OK.

Don't resize remote display.

Select Don't resize the remote display.
Hit the checkbox at the bottom left so this message does not appear again.
Hit OK a last time to connect to the desktop of your remote host.

Change connection setting from top right corner.

Now you can login as you would normally login on your LWP.
If you want to change any of the connection settings, hover over the top right corner of the window until it folds down and then click it.