Running Windows Vista in Virtualbox with Linux Mint 15.

Posted: November 7, 2013. At: 3:58 PM. This was 4 years ago. Post ID: 6529

Vista running in Virtualbox and how to RDP into Windows from Linux.

Vista in Virtualbox.
Vista in Virtualbox.

Here I am running Windows Vista in Virtualbox. This is an older version of Windows, but I really wanted to try this out on my laptop. I installed the 32bit Virtualbox Guest Additions in Vista and now I can make full use of the operating system. Since networking is enabled with a bridged adapter; I can connect to the host machine and copy files from a SAMBA shared folder. That makes copying files from the VM to the host very easy indeed. And I found out that I can remote desktop into the Vista VM from Linux Mint.

Type this command to install the rdesktop client.

sudo apt-get install rdesktop

Then use it like this to connect to a Windows machine. This will connect to the Windows machine and open a window that shows the Windows Vista desktop.

rdesktop 172.18.31.103 -u homer2 -p Password1

This really does work! Another way to remotely manage a Windows machine from a Linux computer.

Remote Desktop to Vista from Linux.
Remote Desktop to Vista from Linux.

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