Access Windows Remote Desktop from Ubuntu (Linux)

Ubuntu requires a package named rdesktop to connect to Remote Desktops. This package can be installed using the command:

sudo apt-get install rdesktop

Once installed, it can connect to any Windows RDC using the command:

sudo rdesktop [hostname]:[port]

To share a remote drive:

sudo rdesktop -r disk:[sharename]=[sharepath] [server_ip]:[server_port]

To start in fullscreen mode:

sudo rdesktop -f -r disk:[sharename]=[sharepath] [server_ip]:[server_port]

When running, fullscreen and window mode can be toggled using Ctrl + Alt + Enter keys.


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