Thursday, June 10, 2010

Remote Desktop Connection from Linux

During the pentest,  we may sometime need to perform rdp to a Windows server. This can be done using "rdesktop" command. Here is how I do it with my backtrack.

rdesktop -E -z -g 90% [Windows Server IP address]


  • -E : disable encryption from client to server (to speed up the connection).
  • -z : enable rdp compression
  • -g 90% :  desktop geometry at 90% of your current monitor.