How to use RDP

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RDP is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft, which provides a user with a graphical interface to connect to another computer over a network connection. The user employs RDP client software for this purpose, while the other computer must run RDP server software.


Configure the RDP Server on the Lemuntu/Debian

In order to enable RDP Server, you have to install the following packages.

sudo apt-get install xrdp
sudo apt-get install tightvncserver

Run xrdp service when the system startup

sudo systemctl enable xrdp

Reboot your system

sudo reboot

Connect the RDP Server on the Window 8.1 System

Step 1: Open the run command window,then type "mstsc" and enter, as follows

Step 2: Type the IP address of the Lemuntu/Debian, then click the "connect", as follows

Step 3:Type your acount for the Lemuntu/Debian, as follows

Step 4:Click "OK", and you will view the remote connection successfully.

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