How to configure X11 forwarding to Windows machines?

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  • Need to be able to access X client applications (such as system-config-date, xclock, `vncviewer') from a RHEL server to a Microsoft Windows desktop.
  • How to do X11 Forwarding from Windows with PuTTY ?
  • Which applications are required to export display from remote RHEL system to Microsoft Windows ? How to configure them ?
  • Getting following error when trying to connect vncserver using vncviewer from Putty :

    vncviewer: unable to open display


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (All Releases)
  • Microsoft Windows

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