Installing on Windows

These instructions were tested on Windows 11 with RemoteBox 3.0, other configurations may vary. They describe installing the RemoteBox client and assume you have administrator privileges to perform the install. In order to connect from RemoteBox, VirtualBox will need to be installed and configured on the server and if necessary, appropriate firewall ports will need to be opened. As RemoteBox was written for Linux & UNIX based systems, installation on Windows is a little more involved but is possible.
Windows Subsystem for Linux : Debian
• Firstly, download and install MobaXterm. MobaXterm provides convenient access to WSL and a built-in X server for displaying RemoteBox
• Press [WINDOWS] + [R] and enter control in the field to launch the control panel.
• Launch Programs (Programs & Features)
Showing control panel

• Select Turn Windows features on or off Features on and off

• Make sure that the features Virtual Machine Platform and Windows Subsystem for Linux are selected and choose OK. If prompted, reboot your system Selecting features

• Open the Microsoft Store and search for Debian. Choose Get or Install and wait for it to download.
• Once Debian has downloaded select Launch or Open to begin the initial setup
• You will prompted to enter a username and password to use in WSL. Once completed, just type:


• Now launch MobaXterm
• If you are prompted to permit access through the firewall, please allow as MobaXterm uses connnections for the X server to display the windows.
• Start a new Debian WSL session. Enter the following commands to install the required dependencies.

sudo apt-get -y update
sudo apt-get -y upgrade
sudo apt-get -y install libgtk3-perl libsoap-lite-perl freerdp2-x11 tigervnc-viewer wget

• Now download the RemoteBox tarball, unpack it and run. This example shows v3.0, but the change the version as appropriate

wget http://remotebox.homenet.lan/downloads/RemoteBox-3.0.tar.bz2
tar -xvjf RemoteBox-3.0.tar.bz2
cd RemoteBox-3.0

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