After seeing too many people interested on emulating windows under PS3, which is a bit stupid under my point of view for several reasons which I'm not going to describe here, i decided to post a mini guide about how to remote control a windows computer.
Supposing that everyone wanting to emulate windows already has windows box running in his/her LAN, just connecting to the running box may be much more reliable than trying to emulate it. Otherwise just stick to linux and forget windows. I must say that i don't use windows usually, i work with computers using different UNIX flavors, but i also like to do some ham radio at my spare time, and this forces me to use windows to control my ICOM PCR-1000 communications receiver so i use rdesktop to control my radio equipment from UNIX boxes, which may apply for windows usage from PS3.
Lets start with the topic instead of continuing with non interesting comments...
- First of all you should password protect your user account to be able to connect trough terminal server, im not going to explain how to change your password.
- Next, you should add you user to the "remote desktop users" group. (Click over the steps links to view images)
Right click over "My PC" ---> Administration
Go to Users and groups ---> Users ---> Right click your user ---> properties
At the new window, go to "Member of" Tab, and press Add
A new window will appear again, then press Advanced button
Once there, press "Search now" button, select "remote desktop users" and press Accept button
Then press Accept and Accept again to finally add your user to the group
- Enable "Terminal server services" to start automatically
Go to services folder. Right click over "Terminal server services" ---> Properties
Set "Init type" to Automatic, and click Accept
- Install rdesktop on your PS3 Linux
Code:On gentoo just run as root: # emerge rdesktop Debian or Ubuntu # apt-get install rdesktop For rmp based systems, you may have to search for a ppc rdesktop binary and install it # rpm -i rdesktop-file.rpm
- Now run rdesktop and connect to your windows box
Code:Connect using 16bit color, 800x600 resolution and sound forwarding $ rdesktop -a 16 -g 800x600 -r sound:local 192.168.1.101 If you dont want window borders use -D $ rdesktop -D -a 16 -g 800x600 -r sound:local 192.168.1.101 You can even run it at full screen (replace resolution with the one you are using) $ rdesktop -D -a 16 -g 1280x720 -r sound:local 192.168.1.101
- Login to your windows box, with the enabled user
At last enjoy your crappy windows desktop from your HD TV at full speed including sound
Below i attach some screens here and here about PS3 remote control of my radio windows box listening for airband and receiving noaa 18 satellite weather picture.