remote desktop connection to windows through linux?
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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.
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
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.
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.
Originally posted by cthomas 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.