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rdesktop is an open source UNIX client for connecting to Windows Remote Desktop Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the user's Windows desktop. rdesktop is known to work with Windows server versions ranging from NT 4 terminal server to Windows Server 2012 R2. grdesktop is a related graphical user interface.
- An X client for remote desktop into Windows Terminal Server.
- rdesktop is an open source client for Windows NT Terminal Server and Windows 2000 Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the user's NT desktop. Unlike with the Citrix ICA, no server extensions are required.
- rdesktop currently runs on most UNIX based platforms with the X Window System, and other ports should be fairly straightforward.
- A front-end for the remote desktop client (rdesktop)
- Basic connections are established using the main screen.
- Access advanced connection settings via the
[ Down ]button.
[ Windows XP/2003 ]to access Windows XP SP3 and newer operating systems.
[ Windows NT/2000 ]to access Windows XP SP2 and older operating systems.
- Can save and/or load connect information in text files.
- Save/load functionality is accessed by clicking the
- Native Microsoft RDP client session files are loadable as long as text file line termination is changed from CRLF to LF.
- Session files do not contain settings that differentiate between NT/2000 and later versions of the RDP protocol. Before using the
[ Execute ]button, be sure to verify the current setting.
- Can browse the network for available terminal servers.
- Is written in C, and utilizes the GTK+ 2 toolkit.
Install rdesktop for the underlying terminal server connectivity.
An example of an rdesktop installation:
Install grdesktop for a graphical user interface to facilitate starting a remote desktop connection.
An example of grdesktop installation: