RDP client for Windows NT/2000 Terminal Server and Windows Servers
  20 reviews

Rdesktop is an open source client for Windows NT/2000 Terminal Server and Windows Server 2003/2008. Capable of natively speaking its Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the user's Windows desktop. Unlike Citrix ICA, no server extensions are required.
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yobakolobok 1 year ago

Does not work on anything newer than server2008, kerberos errors, for win10 and server 2016 use xfreerdp instead

jianyang 2 years ago

I've used versions of this software for 10 years and it works, period. Many of the users expect a nice point and click icon and just gave up. This program works from the command line. Simply point rdesktop a RDP server and it connects. I use it to connect to xrdp servers. With a little work, you can create your own icon or shell script to make a connection. Just need to read the manual. Functionally its fine. Now for the bad news. 1.83 has security issues (see https://cve.mitre.org/). Hope to see an upgrade to at least 1.85.

cooki3monst3r77 2 years ago

Best RDP application IMO. These people that are hating don't know how to use it. This has to be run as a command from terminal! Open terminal and do a 'man rdesktop' for commands.

Hoerli 2 years ago

Macht absolut nichts unter Linux Mint 19.3

alvol 2 years ago

BROKEN. Doesn't start. Not shown in applications, so at least it has no GUI. Couldn't delete from app manager, used "apt remove". Use Remmina.

JohnnyStardust 3 years ago

Doesn't start. Can't even find it back under Applications.

vidhubalu 6 years ago

works perfect with RDP

richardski 7 years ago

Works very well

lamps 7 years ago

I hava a misterious server that isn't connecting with remmina, so installed this one. I'm launching it from terminal and thinking it's actually faster and less buggy than remmina.

shotgun 7 years ago

it is working as a charm

techcat 8 years ago

Good RDP client app. Hightly recommend. Works well with Win 2008 and 2012R2

ailton 8 years ago

Very good! Simple and Efficient.

wilfred 8 years ago

could not connect to server, with remmina not a problem!

PA1FOX 8 years ago

Works fine with Windows Server 2012R2

hannupuhakka 9 years ago

I have used it many times, but now "Install" does not work, not even "apt-get install rdesktop", error: "Unable to locate package rdesktop"

jusdiskillz 9 years ago

Works quite well with Windows 2000/2003 and 2008 (R2).

nredko 9 years ago

Works as requested. Mint15cin

bizkitty 9 years ago

Locks up keyboard and mouse clicks randomly and frequently. Can't even go to console, have to reboot. When it works, it's nice and capable. Using Deb Mint 14, with Mate 1.4.1-1 (wheezy)

jamied_uk 10 years ago

need this working for server 2003 for this mint linux

sapiensantiquus 11 years ago

Great client. I use it for work all the time.