How to Install Remote Desktop on Ubuntu 18.04




This is a service that lets you remotely control and operate another computer. To control a host machine, it can be enabled on a graphical client machine in Ubuntu. Point-and-click users would benefit from this feature, as well as users who are unfamiliar with command-line operations. We will guide you through the steps of installing and configuring Xrdp on Ubuntu 18.04.






So let’s start,







Step 1: Log in to the server with Sudo access





Installing the Xrdp application requires that you have Sudo access to the server.


ssh [email protected]_server_ip






Step 2: Install XRDP Packages





First, Update Repositories and Packages,

sudo apt-get update



Run the following command to install Xrdp after you have updated the server


sudo apt-get install xrdp






Step 3: Install your preferred desktop environment






Here we are using Xfce,


sudo apt-get install xfce4
sudo apt-get install xfce4-terminal



Using the below command, configure XRDP to use XFCE environment,


sudo sed -i.bak '/fi/a #xrdp multiple users configuration \n xfce-session \n' /etc/xrdp/





Step 4: Allow RDP port in Firewall





Use the below command if UFW is enabled,


sudo ufw allow 3389/tcp



The following commands should be used if Iptables is running on your server



sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 3389 -j ACCEPT
sudo netfilter-persistent save
sudo netfilter-persistent reload




Restart the Xrdp application once all the above changes have taken effect.


sudo /etc/init.d/xrdp restart




Now that the changes have been implemented, By now, you should be able to connect via RDP





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