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Do you know if the Raspberry Pi's recommended OS Raspbian comes with a remote desktop (RDP) client as default, or one that I can download to remote desktop into a Windows 7 machine?

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up vote 13 down vote accepted


Try running

sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-rdp

to install Remmina.


You could also try rdesktop by running

sudo apt-get install rdesktop
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Thank you, Remmina looks very promising. – Jake Elsley Oct 9 '12 at 12:11

Try install TightVNC Server on Raspberry Pi:

sudo apt-get install tightvncserver

Run it every time or add it to startup:


You will need a TightVNC Client on your Windows PC o Android Phone.

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I think the OP wants a RDP client for the RPi, not a server. He wants to log in his Windows 7 RPD server. – Morgan Courbet Dec 22 '12 at 20:03
Hi Cerobot, I'm afraid I was looking for an RDP, not VNC client. – Jake Elsley Dec 26 '12 at 16:36

I tried the Raspberry Pi Thin Client project on a Raspberry Pi 2 on a screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Was a little bit slow on building the screen but much better than installing it under Raspbian.

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