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Old 01-23-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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Trying to setup CentOS 4.8 Server to receive RDP from Windows clients


Hi, I'm very new to CentOS or linux for that matter. I'm trying to setup a simple file sharing server which I have done for our remote office. I'm trying to set it up to allow rdp connections from outside of the office via a wireless router (connection is already setup to rdp to a windows server from outside so the router shouldn't be the issue (static ip, etc). Any help would be tremendous! Thx
 
Old 01-23-2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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If it was originally setup strictly as a server, then it won't have a GUI installed, or do you just want cmd line access?
 
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Well its going to be used as a file server for now. I'm new with Linux so I didn't know that about the GUI. I'd be more comfortable with a GUI being as w/ my experience in Linux. I'm looking to create a fairly basic environment that local users can share secure files. As I get more comfortable and learn it's capabilities (or actually how to set them up) then I'll expand on it most likely. I just need to be able to remote to it from any Windows based OS in case of any issue with it.

I appreciate the help

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Old 01-24-2012, 12:38 AM   #4
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If you have a Linux server serving files to MSW clients, then you would normally be using Samba (aka cifs).
You could also use nfs, but that's unusual.
This is assuming you mean file-sharing interactively, as opposed to file txfr/storage, in which case you'd use ftp (ideally sftp if via public accessible route eg internet/wireless).

This will be useful http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ide/index.html

Incidentally,
Quote:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
General Availability End of Production 1 End of Production 2 End of Production 3 End of Regular Life Cycle End of Extended Life Cycle
February 14, 2005 March 31, 2009 February 16, 2011 February 29, 2012 February 28, 2015

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
General Availability End of Production 1 End of Production 2 End of Production 3 End of Regular Life Cycle End of Extended Life Cycle
March 15, 2007 Q1 2012 Q4 2012 March 31, 2014 March 31, 2017

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
General Availability End of Production 1 End of Production 2 End of Production 3 End of Regular Life Cycle End of Extended Life Cycle
November 10, 2010 Q4 of 2014 Q4 of 2015 November 30, 2017 November 30, 2020
& Centos is a free version of RHEL, so you should think about a newer version.
 
Old 01-24-2012, 07:17 AM   #5
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Yes, I'm using Samba which is how I got the file sharing to work. Now I'm just trying to get some type of RDP to work for remote maintenance, repair, update, etc. I'll look into the update you mentioned. I appreciate all of your help!

Ciao
 
Old 01-24-2012, 09:21 PM   #6
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For remote maint/repair, you're going to need to access the cmd line anyway, so just go with eg putty+ssh and forget having a 'remote desktop' ie GUI.

For you to put files across, see Filezilla http://filezilla-project.org/

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Old 01-25-2012, 08:53 AM   #7
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We're a multi location organization so the CIO wants there to be GUI capable. Not only for issues w/ the server itself, but also for the information and programs running as well as to launch other parts we may need down the road. I'll get the puffy going for now though.
 
  


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