Installing VNC on the Pi
We’re going to use Tight VNC here (server on the Raspberry Pi and Viewer on Windows).
There’s an excellent tutorial over at Penguin Tutor if you need more information.
First of all install the Tight VNC Server from the command prompt:
sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
Let it finish installing (if you’re asked to confirm anything, just hit ‘y’ on the keyboard). When complete start the server:
You’ll be asked to create a password, enter one and confirm. I used raspberry for ease of use, but probably not the most secure!
When asked to create a view only password, say No.
Every time you start VNC you’ll see something like:
New 'X' desktop is raspberrypi:1
Note the :1. This is the desktop session created. You can add more by running VNC again.
Head over to TightVNC on your windows box and install the viewer.