1.    02 Feb 2017 #1

    RDP from Windows to Linux - no Windows software needed

    Hi there

    I know people on these boards often run things like Linux / NAS Linux boxes.

    RDP from Windows is a very convenient way of accessing it -- here's how to access a typical LINUX box from Windows just using Windows RDP --- works fine although depending on your graphics card capability set in the options of RDP Max resolution as 24 bit colour -- usually more than sufficient -- for command line etc 16 bit is probably good enough and faster.

    1) on the Linux box use your package manager to install XRDP. (Your Linux box will need to run some sort of GUI though).
    2) start the service - on Centos / Fedora it's the following 4 commands : (as root) once -- on following boots service will start automatically

    systemctl enable xrdp.service
    start xrdp.service
    systemctl enable xrdp-sesman.service
    start xrdp-sesman.service

    Ensure port 3389 is allowed through any firewalls

    Now from Windows simply logon

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    Note this is FROM Windows TO Linux

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  2.    02 Feb 2017 #2
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  3.    02 Feb 2017 #3

    Hi there


    Works BOTH ways - although I usually run the Linux stuff headless

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  4.    02 Feb 2017 #4
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    Microsoft Windows 10 x64

    this is what i was looking for some years ago
    thank you
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  5.    03 Feb 2017 #5
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    Windows 10 Pro

    I simply used putty with ssh. Then again, I don't have GUI's on my Linux boxes normally.
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