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Old 04-14-2012, 05:02 AM   #1
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Linux guest RDP into Windows server?


Anyone know if it is possible to use a Linux guest of some sort to connect to a Windows 2008 R2 server gui desktop via RDP?

The Win 2008 server is actually a Hyper-V server hosting a number of Win 7 VMs and I would like to be able access these from other Linux workstations on the network, in fact I wonder if it is possible to RDP directly to the Win 7 VM.

I am suggesting RDP because it is built-in to Windows so should just work from that side without introducing any additional complications. Guessing that the Linux guest would need at least Samba client working to allow it to see the Windows machines on the network.

As an aside, and before someone suggests it, I have given up trying to host the Win 7 machines on a Linux server using QEMU-KVM for the moment because there are just too many not fully working issues at the moment. Will try that again in six months time when there may be more solutions around.

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Old 04-14-2012, 05:39 AM   #2
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Anyone know if it is possible to use a Linux guest of some sort to connect to a Windows 2008 R2 server gui desktop via RDP?
Yes, there are plenty of RDP clients - have a search in your package manager.
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The Win 2008 server is actually a Hyper-V server hosting a number of Win 7 VMs and I would like to be able access these from other Linux workstations on the network, in fact I wonder if it is possible to RDP directly to the Win 7 VM.
VM or real is irrelevant, they are all just another machine on the network.
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I am suggesting RDP because it is built-in to Windows so should just work from that side without introducing any additional complications. Guessing that the Linux guest would need at least Samba client working to allow it to see the Windows machines on the network.
Only if you are wanting to do smb filesharing with them from your linux box.
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As an aside, and before someone suggests it, I have given up trying to host the Win 7 machines on a Linux server using QEMU-KVM for the moment because there are just too many not fully working issues at the moment. Will try that again in six months time when there may be more solutions around.

Thanks,
Nick
 
Old 04-14-2012, 08:47 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info
 
Old 04-27-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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In this install of openSUSE I notice that it has freeRDP client already installed. Problem is I cannot see how to actually run this, is the freeRDP executable actually called something different?

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Old 04-27-2012, 10:16 PM   #5
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Last I heard, the newest RDP on server 2008 was a different deal/version and I am not sure I totally agree that it can be connected to. Since it is closed source the linux rdp can only connect to some older versions.

I could be wrong on all that too.
 
Old 04-28-2012, 02:04 AM   #6
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Ages ago, when I still actually had to use Windows for more than just games , I used a program called rdesktop to connect via RDP. According to their web site, it supports server 2008 R2.
 
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Thanks for the info. Just discovered that openSUSE has Reminna RDP client already installed. Works fine connecting by IP number but not by host name.

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Old 04-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #8
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If you can connect by i.p. address but not by name, you most likely have a name resolution problem. Can you ping the server from your Linux machine by name? Can you ping it by i.p. address?

Have you configured your Linux machine to use a DNS server?
 
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If you can connect by i.p. address but not by name, you most likely have a name resolution problem. Can you ping the server from your Linux machine by name? Can you ping it by i.p. address?

Have you configured your Linux machine to use a DNS server?
Can ping by IP address but not by name. No specific DNS server configured. I was under the impression that this name resolution was be looked after by NetBIOS, is that not correct?

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Fixed thanks
 
  


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