I am trying to do rdesktop from centos linux to a windows machine but I am just getting below message
$] rdesktop xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:port Autoselected keyboard map en-us
And no UI. What Am I doing wrong?
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I suggest that you check the following:
Is remote desktop port reachable (default is 3389)?
telnet <ip_of_win_machine> <rdesktop_port>
Are you trying to use remote desktop on Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium? If so then you may not be able to do it since they do not ship with remote desktop and I am not sure if it can be installed later.
And do check the Windows Event Viewer, in case there is something there.
The solution was there was a need of port forwarding in my network
After doing that, I used rdesktop and it worked fine. Also I have added some more rdesktop options to it specifically
-f for full screen and
-g 1440x900 -P -z -x l -r to make it's performance better.
rdesktop -f -g 1440x900 -P -z -x l -r -u windowsuser remoteipaddr:newport