Are you using Linux and trying to connect your Windows boxes ? Then this tool is for you.

rdesktop is a client for Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) which is very handy for making remote connections to windows boxes while you are working on Linux and it is available on UNIX and Linux based systems.


rdesktop is commonly used to connect Microsoft based operation systems including

-Windows 2000 Terminal Server
-Windows XP Professional
-Windows Server 2003
-Windows Server 2008 & R2
-Windows Vista
-Windows 7


Installation of ‘rdesktop’ on RHEL/CentOs 6.x

Step-1 installation using ‘yum install’ command.

yum install rdesktop

Step-2 connect your windows ‘RDP’ via rdesktop from linux box.

rdesktop -g 80{1c918b003a0fec779e46518dd4d8df22f3dc554de918030f5a1a0cfd93cb28be} -u H.Ali

rdesktop flags

-g ( remote windows display resolution ) as i set 80{1c918b003a0fec779e46518dd4d8df22f3dc554de918030f5a1a0cfd93cb28be} of my current windows size
-u ( username of targeted remote pc for authentications ) in my case it is ‘h.ali’
-f ( for full screen display of remote pc )

Connected to windows.

rdesktop connection to pc
rdesktop -g 80{1c918b003a0fec779e46518dd4d8df22f3dc554de918030f5a1a0cfd93cb28be} -u H.Ali
















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