I recently installed Ubuntu 18.10 [BETA] desktop on one of my test servers… To test my apps, I wanted to connect to the Ubuntu machine via Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (RDP)….
If you want to learn how to make that work, the steps below should be a great place to start… Students and new users should fine the steps below helpful…..
In most Linux environments, VNC server and other opensource remote connection tools are the only options available to users… You don’t see tools supporting Microsoft Remote Desktop Connction (RDP) protocols to connect to Linux desktop… The only tool that gets this done is XRDP….
XRDP is an open source remote desktop protocol server which uses RDP to present a GUI to desktop clients… It provides a fully functional Linux terminal server, capable of accepting connections from rdesktop, freerdp, and Microsoft’s own terminal server / remote desktop clients.
This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to using Windows own remote desktop connection protocol to connect to Ubuntu 18.10 / 18.04 and 16.04 desktops