Enable remote access to Trusty Tahar from Windows.
While there are many ways to access a machine remotely with Linux, the usual way from Windows is using RDP as it has been a standard feature since XP. Linux works fine with RDP by using the XRDP package. Unfortunately to configure this for Ubuntu 14.04 is a little more complex than it should be.
Firstly the standard Unity Desktop does not work with remote clients.
There does not seem to be any plans to correct this, so for remote access another desktop is required. This was the best work around that I found.
This has a lot more detail than is needed to get something working, so here is my summary.
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install xfce4
sudo apt-get install xrdp
sudo gedit /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini
sudo service xrdp restart
Now you can remote connect to the Linux machine from Windows. The first time use the New-connection setting, then to connect again later use the Reconnect setting (until you logout or the machine is restarted).