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Remote Desktop

Accessing the server running Ubuntu Desktop via Remote Desktop is a user friendly way of interacting with our home server.

We can use a tool called xrdp.

Install xrdp on Ubuntu

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xrdp

Start the xrdp Service

sudo service xrdp start

Allow xrdp through firewall

If firewall is enabled on the Ubuntu machine, allow traffic on the default RDP port (3389).

sudo ufw allow 3389

Check xrdp Status

sudo service xrdp status

Connect to the servers IP Address via Windows Remote Desktop

To get the IP address of the Ubuntu server, run:

ip addr show