In this post I describe how to connect to an X server using Windows.
X Window is usually used during installation of Oracle products in a non windowed server environment.
We'll use Xming and Putty so if you haven't them already download them from here:
After installation run XLaunch and select:
-Start no client
-UNCHECK "Clipboard" and CHECK "No Access Control"
Launch Putty and go to SSH -> X11 tab as illustrated below
Then connect to the server where you need X Window and run following commands:
[oracle@orcl ]$ set DISPLAY=10.0.0.122;export DISPLAY
where 10.0.0.122 needs to be replaced by your ip address!!
[oracle@orcl ~]$ xhost +
If everything went fine the previous command should return:
access control disabled, clients can connect from any host
The preparation is done now you can run any program using X Window.
For example this is the output provided on my desktop screen when I ran "runInstaller" from Oracle Database