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HostingTech: Using Windows Terminal Services with Linux

Jun 29, 2005, 11:30 (7 Talkback[s])
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Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"If you are like me and you prefer using Linux, but are forced to use Windows at the job for various tasks, then using Windows Terminal Services is a nice way of getting around the need to boot into Windows to do routine domain maintenance, run a certain application, etc. Luckily, its real easy to do, you don't need any Windows software, and its simple. How you may ask? rdesktop is the answer, here's the deal.

"rdesktop is an open source client for Windows NT Terminal Server and Windows 2000/2003 Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the user's NT desktop. Unlike Citrix ICA , no server extensions are required..."

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