Using Windows from Linux via FreeRDP
From the windows-the-ever-present-necessity dept. (7478) (0) by Luis
So you have to actually use a Windows desktop for some internal application for which there is no similar application on Linux? You have no choice but to run windows either on a virtual machine or a physical machine, and then use some for of OOB (out of band) remote control to manage it?
No problem! This is a simple tip that would create a seamless FreeRDP Window screen embeded in one of your Linux Gnome 3 workspaces:
- Create a GnuPG encrypted document with your password
sudo apt-get install xfreerdb-x11
Create a script called
xfreerdp --sec nla --ignore-certificate -d mydomain -u myuser
-p $(gpg -d < ~/Documents/Private.gpg 2>&1|tail -1) -x l --plugin cliprdr
--gdi hw -g 100% -D -x 100 -x 80 x.x.x.x &
Note: make sure this command is on a single line
Now when you execute
windows it will open a screen that fits nicely in an workspace area.