How to Remote Desktop from Ubuntu to Windows

Remmina is a remote desktop client for Linux and other Unix-like systems. It is a free and open source, supports the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), VNC, NX, XDMCP,…SSH protocols and uses FreeRDP as foundation.

In this tutorial, We will learn How to Remote Desktop from Linux to Windows with Remmina


  • Windows machine: Remote Desktop is enabled
  • Linux machine: root or non-root user with root privileges

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Step 1 – Install Remmina Remote Client on Ubuntu

Run the command below to install the Remmina Remote Desktop client on your system:

sudo apt install -y remmina remmina-plugin-rdp

Sample output:

Install remmina apps

Step 2 – Connect to the Windows machine through the Remmina client

At this point, the Remmina Remote Desktop client is installed, click on the button located at the bottom left corner to open Show Applications – search remmina and select Remmina application

Open Remmina Apps

Once you open the Remmina Remote Desktop Client, click the New connection profile button in the top-left corner of the window:

05. Create new connection-1

Provide info of the Windows machine in the window Remote Desktop Profile:

  • Name: enter any name (Example: Hostname of Windows machine)
  • Protocol: RDP-Remote Desktop Protocol
  • Server: IP address on the Windows machine ( Example:
  • Username: User on the Windows machine
  • Password: Password of the User on the Windows machine

Then click on the Connect button:

Enter Info Windows machine

Click Yes to accept certificate:

Certificate details

Success !!!


That’s it. You are learned How to Remote Desktop from Linux to a Windows machine

Thank you for reading !!!

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