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Hi,

Does anyone know of a good program for doing RDP to windows servers on C-7?

The “Remote desktop viewer” program that comes with C7 is not reliable for me. I frequently have multiple long running RDP sessions and the keyboard will stop responding. The only way I can find to get it started again is to restart the program and login to the servers again.

In addition, I cannot find a way to make copy and paste work.

On the plus side, I like the way Remote desktop viewer displays the desktops in tabs.

Suggestions?

Regards,

20 thoughts on - RDP For CentOS 7

  • Remmina is the one I use but I have not looked to see if CentOS is supported but I use it daily and heavily.

    Hi,

    Does anyone know of a good program for doing RDP to windows servers on C-7?

    The “Remote desktop viewer” program that comes with C7 is not reliable for me. I frequently have multiple long running RDP sessions and the keyboard will stop responding. The only way I can find to get it started again is to restart the program and login to the servers again.

    In addition, I cannot find a way to make copy and paste work.

    On the plus side, I like the way Remote desktop viewer displays the desktops in tabs.

    Suggestions?

    Regards,

  • I used rdesktop on CentOS and on maemo (which is clone of clone of Debian)
    handheld for quite some time, and it is still available on CentOS 7 (via either base or epel yum repository) – I just checked and it works on CentOS 7 the same way as it did on earlier CentOS systems.

    I hope, this helps.

    Valeri

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    Valeri Galtsev Sr System Administrator Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics University of Chicago Phone: 773-702-4247
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  • Itamar Reis Peixoto wrote:

    I’ll second this – it’s what I use on my C7 workstation to access the couple of WinDoze servers. Under C6, I was using rdesktop, then found xfreedp, and changed. One thing that annoyed me, at least under 6, was that after I logged off the Windoze box, one of my 8 xterms, randomly, would crash. NOT the one I started rdesktop from, but another.

    mark

  • I just use

    xfreerdp /u:myuser /v:serverip

    Then it will ask for the password and it doesn’t stay in history.

  • IIRC, there could be a “Windows Version Catch”. I think RDP requires the
    “terminal services” feature of Windows that is not available in the commonly installed “Home” version. Long ago I began to routinely upgrade to the
    “Pro” version just for this feature but have not checked recently.

    Jon

  • I started playing with it yesterday but the problem I have is I cannot get it to prompt for a password unless I start it from a terminal. That is a non-starter for me.

    I need something I can run from and be able to connect.

    Regards,

  • There’s not much to it. It’s the remote desktop protocol that you use to access Windows servers. On Windows you open port 3387 or allow RDP in some other way. (I do almost no Windows, so I don’t remember exactly, but I
    think on servers, there’s something in the Windows firewall that you can allow.)

    You then install freerdp. There are other things that will work, but this is keeping it simple.

    This site gives a brief explanation.

    https://www.server-world.info/en/note?os

  • Use freerdp rather than rdesktop, as rdesktop has been parked AFAIK, with the last release Oct-2014. Freerdp is included with CentOS.

    jh

  • Yes, I have. The problem is it leaves the unencrypted passwords in my history. Other than that, Xfreerdp seems to work fine.

    Regards,

  • There’s not much to it. It’s the remote desktop protocol that you use to access Windows servers. On Windows you open port 3387 or allow RDP in some other way. (I do almost no Windows, so I don’t remember exactly, but I
    think on servers, there’s something in the Windows firewall that you can allow.)

    You then install freerdp. There are other things that will work, but this is keeping it simple.

    This site gives a brief explanation.

    https://www.server-world.info/en/note?os

  • Thanks, John. It is good to know.

    Valeri

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Valeri Galtsev Sr System Administrator Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics University of Chicago Phone: 773-702-4247
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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