Connect (RDP) to an Azure VM from a Linux client

So you’ve set up a Windows virtual machine in Azure and you would like to connect to it from your Linux desktop.

First, download the Remmina RDP client. On Debian systems, such as Ubuntu, this can be accomplished using the following command.

sudo apt-get install remmina

Remmina manages RDP connections through a GUI interface making connecting to the RDP server very intuitive. Simply use the Azure web interface to discover you VM’s public IP address, and use the server’s user name and password to make the connection thorough Remina. In a moment, your computer’s display will look like the Windows machine to which you just connected. You can use alt-tab to shift between the VM window and your local Linux programs.

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