How To Install XRDP on CentOS 7

r00t March 14, 2015

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For those of you who didn’t know, xrdp is an Open Source Remote desktop Protocol server, which allows you to RDP to your Linux server. The protocol has more capabilities than VNC, like attaching local drives or printers to the remote computer. It is capable of accepting connections from rdesktop, freerdp, and remote desktop clients on other platforms. If you are looking for something similar to remote desktop for CentOS, you are in luck, XRDP is the answer.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation xrdp on centos 7.

Step 1. First, Install EPEL repository packages.

Step 2. Install xrdp using YUM.

Step 3. Start the xrdp service.

Enable the xrdp service at system start up:

Step 4. Configure Firewall or Iptables.

If you are not able to get connected to the XRDP Login window check your iptables settings. If you are using iptables you need to edit your rules and add the port 3389 to the INPUT list.

Step 5. Access xrdp.

Now launch either a Linux remote desktop connection to the host, or a remote desktop session, now you should be able to login with your LDAP or local login credentials.

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Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed xrdp server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing xrdp on CentOS 7 systems.

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