How to enable RDP for ARM based Linux VM?

Category: azure vm

Question

Vaibhav Gujral on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:39:05


Hi,

I have created a Linux VM in new portal using resource manager. I am looking to enable RDP on the VM so that I can connect to the desktop and use it. I searched online but am not getting any steps or help in this regard.

Can anyone share the steps needed to enable RDP for a Linux VM created under ARM.


- Vaibhav Gujral

Replies

ShuiShengbao on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:58:26


Hi,

According to your description, I tested in my Azure VM. Fortunately, I succeed enable RDP for my VM. My VM is running Ubuntu Server 16.04.

Please refer to the steps below.

Step1 – Install xRDP

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install xrdp

Step2 – Install XFCE4

sudo apt-get install xfce4

sudo apt-get install xfce4-terminal

sudo apt-get install gnome-icon-theme-full tango-icon-theme

Step3 – Configure xRDP

echo xfce4-session >~/.xsession

sudo vi /etc/xrdp/startwm.sh

The content should look like this

#!/bin/sh if [ -r /etc/default/locale ]; then . /etc/default/locale export LANG LANGUAGE fi

startxfce4

. /etc/X11/Xsession


Step4 – Restart xRDP

sudo service xrdp restart

Step5 – Configure NSG rule

For Inbound security rule, the port 3389 are allowed to access.

Step6 – Testing your xRDP connection

If you still have questions, welcome to post back here. Thanks.

Regards,

Walter


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