It is possible to connect with Remote Desktop Windows (mstsc.exe) to a linux?


I know that Remote Desktop Windows to Windows is possible with mstsc.exe

But it is possible to connect to a linux from windows?

it is possible without install anything on the Windows?

If yes, what i need install in the linux?

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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
To rdp into a linux machine install xdrp on linux

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David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
We've always done it with VNC in the past if a GUI is present. I've never tried with RDP tbh.
Carlos IjalbaIT Systems DirectorCommented:
Remote Desktop is just a communications protocol, just like SSH, VNC, etc, it's called RDP protocol, so you can connect to ANY machine that runs an RDP server from an RDP client (it could be Linux, AIX, Mainframe, whatever), it's just that it is the protocol used by default in windows, just like VNC is in Linux, SSH in UNIX, etc.
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Does your Linux (server) have a graphical environment (desktop) or not? If it does not have a graphical desktop, you can connect using PuTTY (SSH) - you won't need to install anything for that on the Linux server, you just download PuTTY here:
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