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Old 03-07-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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Location: Bellmawr, NJ
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rdesktop problems connecting to new Win7 system.

I have been using rdesktop to connect to my windows systems for about a year without any issues. I have connected to Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 r2 without any problems.

Also I use a smart card, so I have been using the "-r scard" option to forward my smart card (CAC) reader to the remote machine. All this worked wonderfully.

Until, I was given a windows 7 machine to replace my ageing Vista system. Now I can no longer RDP to it from rdesktop.

[savone@fenrir ~]$ rdp win7ws
Autoselected keyboard map en-us
ERROR: recv: Connection reset by peer
ERROR: send: Broken pipe

Some testing that I have done:

1) I am able to connect to the Win7 Workstation from other windows systems.

2) I can connect to Win7 Workstation using Remmina RDP client for linux. But there is no option to forward my CAC reader.

So, I need one of the following solutions:

1) Get rdesktop to work with the Win7 Workstation.

2) Get Reminna / FreeRDP to forward my smart card reader.

BTW, I already checked to make sure the Windows System is set to accept RDP connections without NLA. (less secure option)
Old 03-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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Looks like a netbios issue. Use IP address.
Old 03-08-2012, 08:57 AM   #3
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Same result when using IP address.
Old 09-15-2012, 09:42 PM   #4
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did this problem ever get resolved?

i'm having the same issue.

hope to hear from you soon


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