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Linux for Starters: Your Guide to Linux – Remote Desktop to Windows from Ubuntu – Part 19

Configure Windows PC

Note: Windows 10 Home edition does not let you connect over RDP. The Windows machine must be running Pro or Enterprise.

The Windows machine needs to be ready to accept remote access. To enable remote desktop sharing, start Control Panel, select System and Security, select System, and then select Remote settings.

Check the box “Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer“.

Linux for Starters - Remote Desktop - Windows

We also need to enable remote desktop connections through the Windows firewall.

Start Control Panel, select System and Security and then Windows Defender Firewall. Select “Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall“.

Scroll down until you find Remote Desktop. Check the box(es) in the Private and/or Public columns depending on how you are accessing the desktop. Click OK.

Linux for Starters - Remote Desktop - Windows Firewall


Page 3 – Create Connection in Remmina

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Remmina
Page 2 – Configure Windows PC
Page 3 – Create Connection in Remmina


All articles in this series:

Linux For Starters: Your Guide to Linux
1What is Linux? Why use Linux? What do I need?
2Choose a Linux distribution meeting your specific needs and requirements.
3Make a bootable Ubuntu USB stick in Windows.
4We show you how to install Ubuntu 21.04 on your hard disk.
5Things to do after installing Ubuntu.
6Navigating your way around the Desktop.
7Updating the system, install new software.
8Open source replacements for proprietary Windows desktop software.
9Get started with the power and flexibility of the terminal.
10We cover the basics of files and permissions.
11Getting help from your system.
12Learn all about the file system.
13Manipulating files from the shell.
14Maintain your system with these simple tips.
15Managing users on your system.
16Explore different desktops to GNOME 3.
17Gaming on Linux.
18Protect your privacy with this guide.
19Access the Windows desktop from Linux using a remote desktop client.
20Set up a virtual machine running Ubuntu as the host and openSUSE as the guest.
21Wine lets you run Windows programs on Linux without emulation.
22Extend your GNOME desktop with extensions and themes.
XUseful Linux commands.
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    1. One solution is to disable PIN login, log into the Windows machine using a regular username and password. Then re-enable PIN. Remote connection should still keep working with the previous credentials.

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