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Cannot Connect to Remote Desktop

asked 2014-07-12 15:26:29 -0500

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updated 2014-07-12 19:55:54 -0500

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I open remote desktop viewer application and I set mode to "RDP" and I enter my server IP and the username. when I click on connect it shows a black page then it disconnects.

Can you help me?

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answered 2014-07-12 19:13:31 -0500

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updated 2014-07-14 04:07:00 -0500

Update: Not all RDP clients in Fedora support SSL RDP connections. Which client do you use? I'd suggest using Remmina which IIRC does support SSL connections. Notice that you should install its RDP plugin:

yum install remmina remmina-plugins-rdp

Then run Remmina and try to connect to the server.

Old answer: Make sure that the firewall on the server is not blocking RDP connections. Also, check graphics settings and make sure they are appropriate.

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I can connect to server via RD Client in Windows 8.1 I have a certificate in server that RD in windows asks me if I'm sure I want to use it. but in Fedora no asking about certificate

ahmadalli gravatar imageahmadalli ( 2014-07-13 18:24:07 -0500 )edit

Aha, so you want an encrypted connection. I've updated my answer accordingly.

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2014-07-14 04:07:52 -0500 )edit

I would suggest ssh . And you can install PuTTY at Windows.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-07-14 12:51:53 -0500 )edit

@NikTh But... I'm not aware of any methods to access Windows graphically using ssh.

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2014-07-14 13:06:42 -0500 )edit

If you speak about complete desktop (graphical) access, then TightVNC might be a solution. I spoke about ssh, because it's easier to setup, and a graphical implementation for SSH at Windows is PuTTY (I've already gave the link). Although I think you can secure TightVNC with SSH, I didn't test it myself.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-07-14 13:54:28 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-07-14 04:34:28 -0500

NoMachine might be a better alternative. It's free to use, just install it on your Windows client, and then on your Fedora host.

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