Remote Desktop version 6 for Linux (Microsoft RDP v6)
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kde has desktop sharing built in it's in the system menu and there is tightVNC for the windoze side
the big bug I have found with tightVNC is that it dose not work with local host (127.0.0.1) but needs the real ip instead that bug may be fixed now http://www.tightvnc.com/
The other alternative I could think of is trying the SVN development version. New to the forums, so I can't post a URL yet, but you can find the link to the development version off the main rdesktop page or just search on SourceForge for the rdesktop project.
The stable 1.6 version is almost a year and a half old; the SVN version has updates as recent as two weeks ago. It might have rolled in RDP6 support in that time.
Myself, I'm going to need RDP7/CredSSP support, so I'm guessing Wine's going to be the only solution for that.
in the past i have used rdesktop to connect to win2k, win2k3, and winXP so it should work. it has been more then a few years since i have had to do that though as now my main workstation is a mac and it has a native RDP client from MS to connect to MS OSs.
No, Wine did not work for me. I still think that should be possible, but my employer moved me out of the country unexpectedly for a few months and I haven't had a chance to try further experiments. I'm betting Wine is the way to go for now.
Slinkygn, thank you for your suggestion. I'll check it out when I can. Hopefully it will provide an alternative to Wine and give the capabilities I need for this to work.
And now a point of irritation on my part. Do some of you actually read the posted problem? I've lost track of how many times I've had to explain that rdesktop or VNC are not viable solutions. Why? Because they don't incorporate the Terminal Server Gateway that Microsoft RDP version 6 has. I'm glad that rdesktop works with W2K and that VNC can forward sound. However, none of that has anything to do with accessing an XP desktop protected by a Terminal Server Gateway.
If anyone has some information on the original question, I'd truly be happy to hear it. Let me quote the very first post:
"Is there a MS RDP version 6 compatible program/client for Linux?"