X-win32 for Windows

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X-Win32 - X11 server for Windows

An X11 server is needed for display of graphical output from remote Unix/Linux computers. After X-Win32 is installed, you will need to create connections to the computers you wish to access, or you can use PuTTY for remote login, with X-Win32 in passive mode..  X-Win32 is an alternative to the MobaXterm application.


This application is network licensed and requires a connection to the Dartmouth network each time you run X-Win32:

  1. Download and save X-Win32.msi
  2. Install X-Win32: In the downloads windows in the browser, select "open" or "install" and accept all defaults.
  3. Configure the license
    • Start X-Win32 from the  windows/start menu
    • Click Launch
    • Click Activate a new license
    • Select License Server as the type.
    • Enter xwin32license.dartmouth.edu for Hostname.  Leave Port blank
    • Click OK
  4. If another SSH client such as PuTTY is used for remote login to a Unix/Linux server, then X-Win32 can be left running iconified, and when the remote system sends graphical content, it will be rendered by X-win32.  
    1. Start X-Win32 to bring up the Configuration panel
    2. Click Launch
    3. Iconify both the Launch menu and the Configuration panel.  Now X-Win32 is ready to respond to X11 graphics created by another SSH client such as PuTTY.



Article ID: 81593
Mon 6/24/19 5:51 PM
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