I'm running latest Ubuntu on my machine. I'm using Remmina RDP to remotely connect to Windows machine. But I want to migrate our current Window server to Ubuntu so I have purchased a live Ubuntu server. How do I connect remotely to that Ubuntu server from Remmina? When I enter server information it says unable to connect to server. Any help? Thanks

  • RDP is one way. A lighter-but-stiff-full-featured alternative is a web-based frontend like cockpit, which is in the Ubuntu repositories. – user535733 May 21 at 23:34

So I found the answer to my question. If you're like me a Linux noob (been running Linux for just a few months), the best approach is probably to just install a GUI on your Ubuntu Server if everything is in a terminal. If you want to do everything from a terminal, discard this but for others who want desktop, install it via Terminal.

That is what I did

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

This will install a GUI and you can install other software as needed.

For RDP from Ubuntu to Ubuntu when you have the GUI. Follow this tutorial

Install Xfce

sudo apt update
sudo apt install xfce4 xfce4-goodies xorg dbus-x11 x11-xserver-utils

Install Xrdp

sudo apt install xrdp 

Configure Xrdp and then use Remmina on the machine from which you wish to connect.

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