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Connect eee pc linux client to microsoft terminal services

Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I run a Windows 2003 server in my small primary school and I have a second server which is running terminal services.  I am just about to buy a set of twenty Asus eee pc's.  They are little laptops which are ideal for the children but they run linux.  

Does anyone know how to connect the linux laptops to Microsoft terminal services?  

I purchased one little laptop and I can connect to the network and access internet.  If I can run terminal services then the children can access their accounts and our school software via the little laptops.

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Create a shortcut on your linux desktop and link it to "rdesktop -f SERVERNAME"


It is now midnight in Plymouth. I will try it tomorrow and let you know the result.  Thanks very much for the advice so far.



I have tried.  I'm awfully sorry but I don't seem to be able to create a shortcut on the desktop.  I can't seem to find the way to do it.  Can you tell me how?



Finally.  I have made it work.  I couldn't seem to get the software to load in linux.  Eventually, I managed to add some updates etc and then I had more success.  The whole thing works very well now.  Thanks for the initial advice which did lead to a success.

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