Is there any support yet for remote desktop protocol in Ubuntu Desktop yet? - I need to give access to >100 users in an AD domain and I would rather not have to install VNC clients. I know RDP is supported in other desktops but that is not what they want to use.

  • I would really like to see this, too. Remote desktop should be a first class citizen in Ubuntu.
    – Seth
    Aug 30, 2016 at 15:02

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Ubuntu 16.04 desktop (and several previous versions have as well) comes with Remmina Remote Desktop Client pre-installed, and it supports connecting directly to RDP clients, such as windows. I have used to connect to Windows 7 machines without any difficulty.

You could try it out from the livedisk version of Ubuntu Desktop if you want to verify it will work for you.

  • Thanks Afforess, but isn't this a client for Ubuntu? - I'm looking for the something on Ubuntu that will allow RDP from the built in client on Windows, specifically to Unity Desktop
    – Sum1sAdmin
    May 20, 2016 at 9:30
  • Ah, I didn't realize you meant running a RDP server on Ubuntu. You can install xRDP, it is essentially a proxy between RDP and a local VNC session.
    – Afforess
    May 20, 2016 at 13:46

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