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Windows remote access to Linux with XRDP

On the Linux Workstation

Open a console

  • sudo apt install xrdp -y
  • sudo systemctl start xrdp
  • sudo systemctl enable xrdp
  • sudo systemctl status xrdp

XRDP use /etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key which can be read by the members of the "ssl-cert" group.

  • sudo adduser xrdp ssl-cert
  • sudo systemctl restart xrdp

Port 3389 must be open on the firewall

  • sudo ufw status
  • sudo ufw allow 3389/tcp
  • sudo ufw status

We need to know the IP address of the Linux box

  • ifconfig

The 3 lines below might be useful if you plan some testing over ssh or with Putty

  • sudo apt install openssh-server
  • sudo ufw allow 22
  • sudo systemctl status ssh

On the Windows Workstation

Linux PC

  • Make sure to log out from the Linux session

Windows PC

  • Open Remote Access
  • Enter the IP address of the Linux box
  • In the name field, you may enter your login and save the parameters of the session

On the screen of the remote Linux Workstation

  • Type in your password

You should then access your Linux login screen. If not, double check, you don't have an open session with the same username on the Linux PC.

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Voilà!

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