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Old 09-13-2005, 09:22 PM   #1
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remote desktop connection to windows through linux?


In my current job, one of my tasks is to develop a website. the site is hosted on a server that i cannot physically sit in front of. I can only ftp in, or remote desktop connect in.

now, as far as i know remote desktop is an MS thing, and it only runs from windows box to windows box. are there any programs out there that will allow me to connect to a remote desktop session?

(installing extra software is not an option, so VNC and simmilar solutions are not viable sloutions in this case.)
 
Old 09-13-2005, 09:30 PM   #2
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So you're trying to Remote Desktop into a Windows machine? There is a client for Mac as well an open-source client for Linux/Unix called rdesktop. Most Linux distributions come with rdesktop, and otherwise you can compile it from source.

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Old 09-13-2005, 09:41 PM   #3
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Yup, it's definitely possible to connect remotely to a Windows/Windows 2003 computer (terminal services/RDC). I use Mandriva and it came with this nifty Virtual Network Connection utility. I use it daily to connect to my Windows 2003 server. Unfortunately I don't know the exact software, but it's labeled in my KDE menu as Virtual Network Connection utility.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 07:05 AM   #4
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try VNC.................telnet...........
 
Old 09-14-2005, 11:15 AM   #5
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I use rdesktop and it is excellent for connecting to a Windows. I use it everyday. It is pretty simple, i connect through the command prompt using

rdesktop -a 24 -r sound:remote 10.1.1.100:3389 &
 
Old 09-14-2005, 11:42 AM   #6
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for linux to windows use rdesktop and is already posted you can use the MAC vs of the TS client. it works just fine.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 11:45 AM   #7
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you can also use the built in KDE remote desktop connection tool. just change the connection type to RDP, enter the IP of the windows server and you are in.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 02:51 PM   #8
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you can also use the built in KDE remote desktop connection tool. just change the connection type to RDP, enter the IP of the windows server and you are in.
Well not quite. I keep getting Connection attempt to host failed. I'm trying to connect to a Windows 2000 Advance server. Is there something on the Windows server I need to turn on?
 
Old 09-14-2005, 10:36 PM   #9
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hi all

my OS RHEL4

i connected to windows with rdesktop UI (Terminal Server Client 0.140)

but colour depth to 16 bits only

how to make it 24 bits or more ?

can copy floders from win to linux

thanks
 
Old 09-14-2005, 11:33 PM   #10
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I dunno, perhaps you can set Windows to allow more depth? Perhaps your version of Windows only supports 16-bits? (I know the machines at school I connect to limit to 16-bit.) Do you really need it? There's not much difference between 16-bit and 24-bit.

In newer versions of rdesktop, you can use "-r disk:..." to have Linux directories show up as Windows shares. You can also Linux's COM and parallel ports, printers, and sound access to your Windows session. See the rdesktop man page for more details.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 10:07 PM   #11
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thanks spooon

i will try to find out

regards
 
Old 09-15-2005, 10:52 PM   #12
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is there away to keep the usb devices active when using rdesktop. i was able to keep the sound on the remote machine and would like to do it so usb devices will still function through rdesktop?

to keep the sound on, on the local machine is use
-r sound:remote
 
Old 09-15-2005, 11:03 PM   #13
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Well not quite. I keep getting Connection attempt to host failed. I'm trying to connect to a Windows 2000 Advance server. Is there something on the Windows server I need to turn on?
hmm, if the win2k server is setup to use TS administration mode or TS (duh forget the name of the thin-client mode) then if the ports are set properly, then chaning the protocal to RDP should do the trick.

if not just use rdekstop

for me that has been my workhorse since i started working with linux to do any kind of troubleshooting on a win2k server or any winXP system.
 
  


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