Connect to Windows 7 from Ubuntu via Remote Desktop Connection

This brief tutorial shows you how to connect to Microsoft Windows 7 from Ubuntu 11.04 Natty via Remote Desktop Connection. As you may already know, connecting from a Windows PC to another Windows PC is easy, but with Ubuntu, you must enable certain options for this to be possible and this tutorial will show you how.



Getting started:


To get started, click ‘Start –> then search for and select ‘View advanced system settings’

View advanced system settings



Next, select ‘Remote’ tab and choose ‘option #2’ under Remote Desktop.




Next, search for and select ‘Windows Firewall with Advanced Security’

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security



Then click ‘Inbound Rules’ and select ‘Remote Desktop (TCP-In)’

Right-click it and select ‘Enable Rule’




After that, go to Ubuntu Dash and search for and select ‘tsclient’




When Terminal Server Client opens, type the IP Address, username and password of the Windows computer and click ‘Connect’








That’s how you do it.


About Qiusheng Wu

Assistant Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York

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