# Install FreeRDP Client (Remote Desktop Protocol)

If you need to connect to a remote desktop (windows machine) to do whatever you need to do…

FreeRPD is a lightweight and simple cli RPD client (this is not a server)

## Install

Arch Linux

sudo pacman -S freerdp


sudo apt install freerdp

Void Linux

sudo xbps-install freerdp

## Start FreeRDP

When the installation is done, in your terminal run

freerdp /u:username /p:password /v:remote_ip_or_domain

## FreeRDP Example

Here is a short list of the options that i use when i need it

Local Network

xfreerdp /bpp:8 /compression -themes -wallpaper /async-update /async-input /u:USER /p:PASS  /v:192.XXX.X.XXX &

Remote Network (if you have a windows VM or public ip address)

xfreerdp /bpp:8 /compression -themes -wallpaper /async-update /async-input /u:USER /p:PASS  /v:mydoming.xyz &

The & symbol at the end i use it to run the process in the background



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