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RDP: question from a beginner guy

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:11 pm
by jeanblu
I was wondering if I can use a PI to use as a Thin Client which connects to a RDS farm running windows server.
My intention is to replace a real thin client hardware.
Anyone knows if this is possible?

Re: RDP: question from a beginner guy

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:21 pm
by fruitoftheloom
jeanblu wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:11 pm
I was wondering if I can use a PI to use as a Thin Client which connects to a RDS farm running windows server.
My intention is to replace a real thin client hardware.
Anyone knows if this is possible?

Raspbian Stretch has a rdp client rdesktop (you will need to remove RealVNC to avoid conflicts) in the repositories:

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/rdesktop

Re: RDP: question from a beginner guy

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:10 pm
by DougieLawson
It's better to use RealVNC as it is faster, more secure, easiest to use.

Re: RDP: question from a beginner guy

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:19 pm
by itimpi
It's better to use RealVNC as it is faster, more secure, easiest to use.
I think that this is not an option if the requirement is to connect to a Windows system that is set up for RDP connections as realVNC does not support the RDP protocol (or it did not when I last checked)

Re: RDP: question from a beginner guy

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:22 pm
by jeanblu
itimpi wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:19 pm
It's better to use RealVNC as it is faster, more secure, easiest to use.
I think that this is not an option if the requirement is to connect to a Windows system that is set up for RDP connections as realVNC does not support the RDP protocol (or it did not when I last checked)
That's right, connect to a RDP farm is a requirement. My goal is not to compare which is the best option, but rather to use a PI to replace a thin client. Anyone knows any project to achieve this or help me to?

Re: RDP: question from a beginner guy

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:43 pm
by DougieLawson
Simple answer, stop using RDP on Windows, it's insecure.

You can easily install a VNC server on Windows.

Re: RDP: question from a beginner guy

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:50 pm
by jeanblu
DougieLawson wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:43 pm
Simple answer, stop using RDP on Windows, it's insecure.

You can easily install a VNC server on Windows.
Again, the problem here is not decide which is more secure or not, but just to know if it works on RDP servers. I have a farm established running about 200 thin clients and I want to keep using this infrastructure.
But thanks for your info.

Re: RDP: question from a beginner guy

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:52 pm
by DougieLawson
Your lookout, when you RDP network gets hacked don't complain on here.

Re: RDP: question from a beginner guy

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:23 pm
by fruitoftheloom
jeanblu wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:50 pm
DougieLawson wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:43 pm
Simple answer, stop using RDP on Windows, it's insecure.

You can easily install a VNC server on Windows.
Again, the problem here is not decide which is more secure or not, but just to know if it works on RDP servers. I have a farm established running about 200 thin clients and I want to keep using this infrastructure.
But thanks for your info.
I have given you a Client option to run in Raspbian Jessie / Stretch above, did you try it ??


In Raspbian Jessie an alternative Client was Remmina:

http://youtu.be/U20MJRlPdkQ