How to connect to a Windows machine using RDP from a Linux machine using bash.

The rdesktop utility for Linux allows easy remote desktop access from a Linux machine. Type: sudo apt-get install rdesktop to install this useful utility and then type: rdesktop 192.168.100.5 to connect to a remote machine.

Windows 7 RDP using rdesktop for Linux.
Windows 7 RDP using rdesktop for Linux.

Specify the username with the -u parameter: rdesktop -u homer 192.168.100.5.

If you wish to use RDP in full-screen; enabling a high-resolution display, then use the -fP parameter: rdesktop -u homer -fP 192.168.100.5

This is a very easy way to connect to a Windows machine using terminal services instead of having to be seated in front of it.

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