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I recently installed the latest Kubuntu (x64) on my work machine as I am trying to migrate away from Windows. Unfortunately I use RDP very frequently to connect to customer's servers and need to be able to copy files across.

I have tried the following packages with no luck:

remmina rdesktop xfreerdp

My latest attempt to solve this involved connecting one of my folders to the remote server, here is the command I used to launch rdesktop:

rdesktop -5 -K -r disk:home=/home/dai -r clipboard:CLIPBOARD -r sound:off -x l -P 192.168.0.2 -u "administrator" -p pass

The servers are not all running the same version of Windows, the one I've been trying so far is running Server 2003 R2. Customer servers range from Server 2000 to Server 2008.

I've been Googling this like mad but all the solutions I find seem to fail, maybe because almost all the help out there assumes that I'm running Gnome.

Sorry if this is a stupid question.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Edit: Copying and pasting text seems to work just fine, but that's not what I need.

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-r comport:=,... Redirects serial devices on your client to the server. Note that if you need to change any settings on the serial device(s), do so with an appropriate tool before starting rdesktop. In most OSes you would use stty. Bidirectional/Read support requires Windows XP or newer. In Windows 2000 it will create a port, but it's not seamless, most shell programs will not work with it. -r disk:=,... Redirects a path to the share \tsclient\ on the server (requires Windows XP or newer). The share name is limited to 8 characters.

http://linux.die.net/man/1/rdesktop

rdesktop -r disk:sharename=/home/dai -P 192.168.0.2

this sould work

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Ah, it appears that Windows doesn't show it in My Computer but I can navigate to it, thanks. –  Dai Nov 2 '11 at 14:04
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I don't suppose you know how to access the share using remmina? \\tsclient is empty even though a share is set. Remmina works better fullscreen than rdesktop so I'd rather use that. –  Dai Nov 2 '11 at 15:13
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Another option would be (if it is suitable of course) to use shared foler, which you can define in the connection profile of remmina.

Go to connection profile and at the bottom define a folder to share with remote machine.

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I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Remmina v. 0.9.99.1 to RDP to Windows Server 2003.

To send CTRL+C, CTRL+V , I just SHIFT CTRL+C and SHIFT CTRL+V.

Works great.

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does not work for me to copy file from Ubuntu desktop to Windows remote server –  user44439 Mar 26 at 1:06
    
Can only copy text. Not file askaik. –  gare Apr 6 at 2:56
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  1. You could connect to shared windows folders, e.g. with nautilus.

  2. You could setup a Samba Server on your machine and connect to it from the windows machine.

  3. You could setup an FTP Server on one of the Machines and an FTP Client on the other machine.

  4. Most solutions do not depend on whether you use KDE or Gnome or whatever. You can use "Gnome-Programs" in KDE and the other way around.

There is also an openssh for windows which could help you:

sshwindows

Then you could use scp e.g.:

scp sourcehost:/any/directory /any/local/directory
scp /any/local/directory destinationhost:/and/directory

But I did not try that.

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Most of the servers are a very long way away, hidden behind various types of VPN and not open to tinkering by myself. I just want a nice simple ctrl-c, ctrl-v like I would do if I was using Windows remote desktop. –  Dai Nov 2 '11 at 10:23
    
Usually people first migrate to Linux with servers and then with their desktop-PC ;-) But congratulations for this step! --- I now added a link which might help you. Okay and now I understood that you were looking for a copy and paste solution... –  Michael K Nov 2 '11 at 10:25
    
This is what i found using google... this might help you: superuser.com/questions/224952/… –  Michael K Nov 2 '11 at 10:27
    
Thanks, I've used scp before but doesn't it require making changes to the server? I can't always do that. –  Dai Nov 2 '11 at 10:43
    
Yes it does. Did the link help you? It is about Clipbioard Redirection. –  Michael K Nov 2 '11 at 11:11
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