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Introduction

Do you use Windows and Linux? Can you remotely manage Windows from Linux (Ubuntu or another distribution) or Linux from Windows? Sure you can. Similar to how Remote Desktop Connection is used between Microsoft platforms (or remote control between Linux machines), it is also possible to control the desktop from different platforms. You can click on the desktop and launch applications, just as if you were sitting right in front of your computer.

Why to use XRDP?

XRDP provides a graphical login to remote machines using RDP (Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol). xrdp accepts connections from variety of RDP clients: FreeRDP, rdesktop, NeutrinoRDP and Microsoft Remote Desktop Client (for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android).

As Windows-to-Windows Remote Desktop can, xrdp supports not only graphics remoting but also

How to install in Ubuntu:

# Enter as root sudo su # Install apt-get install xrdp # Add firewall rule ufw allow from any to any port 3389 proto tcp # Auto startup systemctl enable --now xrdp
Code language: Bash (bash)

How to install in Fedora?

# Install dnf -y install xrdp tigervnc-server # Auto startup systemctl enable --now xrdp # Firewall Rules firewall-cmd --add-port=3389/tcp --permanent firewall-cmd --reload
Code language: Bash (bash)

How to install in Debian 10

# Enter as root sudo su # Install apt-get install xrdp # Add firewall rule ufw allow from any to any port 3389 proto tcp # Auto startup systemctl enable --now xrdp
Code language: Bash (bash)

How to install in RHEL8

# Add epel release yum install -y https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm # Install xrdp yum install -y tigervnc-server xrdp # Start service systemctl start xrdp # Add to autostartuo systemctl enable xrdp # Add to firewall and reload firewall firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=3389/tcp firewall-cmd --reload
Code language: Bash (bash)

Here is a simple video tutorial on how to do it in 60 seconds:

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