Monday, October 14, 2013

rdesktop tips

When connecting to Windows servers using Linux rdesktop
use the following command to connect to the windows server

eg rdesktop

This will open up a remote desktop session to the server

rdesktop -r disk:name=path  

eg rdesktop -r disk:home=/home/cgerada
will make your local path available under "my computer" so that you can copy files from client to server

rdesktop -g 1024x768

eg rdesktop -g 1024x768
will set your screen resolution to 1024x768

more examples

rdesktop -d domainname -u cgerada -p passw0rd  -k en-gb -a 16 -g 1024x768 -r disk:home=/home/cgerada

-d = domain name
-u = username
-p = password
-k = keyboard layout eg en-us for a us keyboard layout or en-gb for a british one
-a = amount of colours in the pallet