From a few days I was wondering how to use windows remote desktop sharing feature. I am using Linux (Fedora) in my Laptop while run Windows XP in my desktop. My Desktop is my internet gateway as my EDGE modem does not work in Linux. So I use internet in Linux using Window’s Internet Connection Sharing feature (PC to PC network). But often I had to perform some tasks in my Windows machine. I need to move from laptop to desktop. But I was looking for a solution by which I can login to Windows Desktop from my Linux Lappy.
Today I found a cool and easiest solution to do that. Its a matter of few minutes using RDesktop.
- Install it using package manager.
For Redhat/CentOS/Fedora it should be like:
yum install rdesktop -y
apt-get install rdesktop
- It will install the RDesktop. Now run the following command in Shell.
- Replace pc with the target PC’s hostname/ip. My Windows PC’s IP was 192.168.0.1. So I had to write like this:
- That’s it, if everything works well, you will get windows login dialog box. Login using Windows username and password.
[Note:If you can’t connect to windows, please enable Remote Desktop Sharing Protocol in Windows. You can also try by turning firewalls off at both end.]
- Download the latest version from here.
- Extract the archive.
- From terminal run the following commands:
- You are done!
Happy Remote Desktoping 🙂