Technical: Linux – Remote Desktop from Linux to MS Windows ( Using rdesktop )

Technical: Linux – Remote Desktop from Linux to MS Windows ( Using rdesktop )

Background

I need to be able to remotely connect from my Linux\CentOS box to my MS Windows box.

In this post, we will use rdesktop.

 

On Linux box, Install rdesktop

 

Is rdesktop installed

Is rdesktop installed?


rpm -qa | grep -i "rdesktop"

Output:

IsRemoteDesktopInstalled

In our case, we come back with rdesktop-1.7.1-1.el6.i686.  What does that name in terms of versioning:

 

 

Install rdesktop if not installed

Install rdesktop if not installed


sudo yum -y install rdesktop

Output:

yumInstall

On Linux box, Use rdesktop

 

On Linux box, launch rdesktop

Syntax:

rdesktop <hostname>

 

Sample:

rdesktop hrdb

 

On Linux box, enter user’s logon credentials

remoteDesktopLoginScreen

 

 

 

Acknowledgment

Acknowledging Narad Shrestha @ techmint.com as I followed his blog post
( http://www.tecmint.com/how-to-use-rdesktop-in-redhat-centos-fedora/ ).

And, never once did I get lost.

 

Listening

Listening to …

Aloe Blacc – Wake me up

 

References

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