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Getting started with Web-based remote access

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Learn here to to get started with Web-based remote access with NoMachine. All the NoMachine for the Enterprise products allows you to get to your computer via the Web using a browser. You can either connect to the physical desktop of a remote Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry or ARM host, on which you will need Enterprise Desktop installed, or the virtual desktop of a remote Linux host on which you will need a product from the Terminal Server range installed. In both cases, there's no need for additional software on the device you are connecting from since all you need to connect securely to the remote server is an HTML-enabled Web browser. Read on to know how to remotely access the physical desktop via the browser.

How to connect to the remote physical desktop via the browser

You need to check these three things first:

    • NoMachine Enterprise Desktop has to be installed on the remote computer you want to access. Once installed, Web access is already configured and ready to use out-of-the-box. For more details about installation and configuration, please see this guide
    • You need to know the IP address or hostname of the Enterprise Desktop server.
    • To be able to connect to this computer remotely you need to have a valid user account on it which consists of a username and password.
    • Now move to the computer or device that you want to connect from.

    Step 1: Point your browser to the appropriate URL

    Image of browser showing serverName as URL

    Fig. 1 - Insert the complete hostname/IP address in the URL field of the browser

    Step 2: Insert your account credentials

    • As mentioned, you need a username and password to be able to log in to the remote computer. Check with your Administrator what these are if you are not sure.
    • Click 'Login'. Proceed to Step 3.
    NoMachine Login to remote desktop via the browser

    Fig. 2 - Insert your username and password. Click Login

    Step 3: Wait to be connected

    • Once logged in you should see a rotating wheel that indicates that the remote connection is loading (Fig. 3).
    Rotating wheel indicates NoMachine is connecting to your remote desktop

    Fig. 3 - You are being connected

    Step 4: Familiarize yourself with NoMachine for remote desktop

    • Upon connecting, Welcome screens appear which explain all the details and options available during the remote desktop session. Your adventure with NoMachine has begun (Fig. 4).
    Welcome screens will guide you through how to use NoMachine

    Fig. 4 - Welcome screens will guide you through how to use NoMachine

    Step 5: Your remote desktop in the browser

    • Congratulations! Your remote desktop is now accessible in the browser. Open and edit your documents, work with your applications, and transfer files if you need to (Fig. 5).
    Remotely access a Windows desktop via the browser

    Fig. 5 - Physical desktop on Windows

    The NoMachine Menu during a remote desktop session

    Fig. 6 - The NoMachine Menu inside your Web session, connected to a Windows desktop



    • Use the key combination Ctrl+Alt+0 (Fig. 6) or move the mouse cursor to the corner of the screen to show page-peel. Use the systray resident icon to run the ‘NoMachine Menu’ to manage the session and services.

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If you're looking for fast and reliable remote access that enables you to work from home and provide remote support to friends, download and install NoMachine. You can access all your files, view all your videos, play all your audio, edit your documents and more.