NX is a great when it comes to have remote access to your machine:
The user interface is performant and it provide secure communications (with ssh).
However, the NX client must be installed each time and having it installed on a USB key will save much time.
Here is how to proceed:
- Download the NX client for Windows on the NoMachine website.
Create an empty directory (eg NxPortable).
In this folder, create the file start_nx.bat containing:
echo Launch NX client...
reg delete /f /va "HKCU\Software\Cygnus Solutions"
reg delete /f /va "HKLM\Software\Cygnus Solutions"
- In this same directory, create two subdirectories: app and data
- Copy the NX client files from the C:\Program Files\NX Client for Windows to the app directory.
- You should get this:
NxPortable\app\nxclient.exe (and the other files of the client NX in NxPortable\app\)
- Now you just put it on your USB drive and run start_nx.bat
Instead of writing in the directory of the user profile,it will write in the subdirectory \data
A DOS window will remain open all the time the NX client is still open.