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Anybody can give some instructions on how to use remote desktop to connect to a Windows computer?

asked 2016-03-20 06:58:32 -0600

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Hi there! , I would like to use remote desktop that comes with Fedora Gnome by default to connect to a Windows 10 computer using the RDP protocol. If somebody has experience in using it, please give me some instructions. I find it a bit confusing and difficult, but I would rather remote desktop than install proprietary software like Teamviewer. Not that I hate teamviewer or anything, but if I have remote desktop, why not use that one, rather than teamviewer? Thanks in advance, Ervin

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VNC would also be ok, or any other protocol.

ervinonfedora gravatar imageervinonfedora ( 2016-03-20 06:59:33 -0600 )edit

You can use remmina as a GUI to connect to your Windows RDP session. You also will need remmina-plugins-rdp to make it work, and of course the right configuration on Windows.

thomaswood gravatar imagethomaswood ( 2016-03-20 07:56:16 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-03-20 07:50:56 -0600

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I have had far better success with rdesktop. It is a command line program using RDP.

rdesktop -g 90% -r clipboard:PRIMARYCLIPBOARD -a 16 -P -z -x l $@

I placed the above command in an executable file called rdesk, then added it to the path. To connect to a remote computer I just press ALT + F2 to bring up the Gnome command dialog. Then type rdesk "computer name or IP" Works great for me.

Here is the link to the man page that explains the available option:s

http://linux.die.net/man/1/rdesktop

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