How to open an RDP connection to Windows from Linux using the remote desktop utility for Gnome.

Posted: August 4, 2014. At: 9:51 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 7601
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Opening a Remote Desktop connection from Linux to Windows is very easy when you are using the Remote Desktop utility for the Gnome 3 desktop. This is a very easy RDP application for Linux. Below I am entering the details for a new connection. Just go to Applications->Internet-Remote Desktop Viewer to open this useful utility.

Openning a new connection to a host.
Openning a new connection to a host.

And now we have a desktop open in the RDP viewer. This is a very useful way to connect to a Windows 7 machine from a Linux desktop.

A Windows 7 desktop open in the RDP viewer.
A Windows 7 desktop open in the RDP viewer.

Or you can install rdesktop.

sudo apt-get install rdesktop

And then open a simple Remote Desktop window by typing this command.

rdesktop 192.168.100.5

And the window will open. This is displayed below.

Debian rdesktop example. Connecting to Windows 7.
Debian rdesktop example. Connecting to Windows 7.

There are many ways to connect to a remote desktop session on Linux. I hope this post helps you out when you are remotely administering Windows machines.

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