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Old 06-11-2006, 09:35 PM   #1
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RemoteDesktop with Ubuntu?

Sorry I didn't have time to search but can I connect to my win2003 server box (local network) with linux (currently installing Ubuntu)
Thanks in advance,
Old 06-11-2006, 11:34 PM   #2
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There is a package called rdesktop that implement's MS's remote desktop protocol. I've generally had good luck getting it to work, but have noticed a few oddities (failures to connect correctly).
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Hi I have used Kununtu and the remote desktop works without any problems. There is a program under Internet menu that comes preinstalled with Kubuntu called Krdc. You then need to install the rdesktop package using adept and that's it. Everything works!
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Dont have time to search? well that's ok then, we'll do it for you!

VNC (most flavours) work just fine
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Thanks a lot guys,

EDIT: Thanks again,
I finally got ubuntu to install and 'rdesktop' works great. exactly what I needed to manage my downloads on my server box.

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There's also a few GUI interfaces available for "rdesktop". One of them, which I've been using with good results - is "Xdrdesktop".
The good thing about this one, is that it makes it easy to have your own local printer available when your'e connected to the Windows 2003-server (so that you could for instance print out from MS-Word to your printer). You'll find it on Sourceforge.


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