RDP from Linux to Windows (Example)


RDP connection can be made to Windows machine from computers running other operating systems by using the native RDP client software. In this example we will be using Remote Desktop Viewer for Linux machines that can be downloaded from Software Store: Remote Desktop Viewer, however there are other clients you can configure and use.

Step 1

Download and install Remote Desktop Viewer from Software Store. Installing this client will register it for opening the rdp links.

Note: You can also install Remote Desktop Viewer (Vinagre) from terminal with command sudo apt install vinagre (on Ubuntu, Debian machines, for other Linux operating systems please check on their official site).

Step 2

Log into ISL Light and open the "Settings".

Step 3

In the Port Forward section change the Default rdp schema to the following:

/usr/bin/vinagre rdp://localhost:{PORT}

and hit "Enter".

Step 4

Click on the "Action" button next to the computer you want to connect to and select the "Connect via..." option then "rdp://localhost:3389".

Step 5

Enter the access password for the remote computer then click "Connect".

Note: Access password you enter here is the ISL AlwaysOn access password and not yet the user account password used for creating an RDP session.

Step 6

Enter the user account information for the remote computer and click "Done".

Step 7

You can now control the remote Windows computer using RDP session from your Linux device.

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