I'm trying to have 3 RPi connect to a Windows machine via RDP. The thing is I need the Raspberries to have a automatic boot to that machine, and, once inside, they can't leave (or if they do, it connects them again). The RPi is going to serve as a sort of "portal" to the environment the people are going to be working in.

Is there a way for me to do that?

Any more information you guys need, just ask.

PS.: I've tried Remmina, but it's to easy to leave the RDP environment.


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    what does this mean? .. they can't leave
    – jsotola
    Dec 19, 2019 at 22:49
  • they can`t leave the RDP connection to the RPi environment.
    – hyped
    Dec 20, 2019 at 9:15
  • @hyped, If I understand (I'm not sure) you can write a systemd unit file and a bash script who would handle the connection as you want. This script must act as RDP client : connect to the server and use a loop for check the connection status, if no RDP connection , try to reconnect. for detecting connection you can take a look on this link .
    – Ephemeral
    Dec 20, 2019 at 12:00
  • What does it mean "booting to a machine"? What machine? A computer boots to its operating system. What should happen when the RasPi has boot up? Please address me with @Ingo, otherwise I won't see your reply.
    – Ingo
    Dec 21, 2019 at 1:55
  • @Ingo I didn't write it well. It's not boot to a machine, but after booting to rhe Raspbian Buster, it connects via RDP to a Windows machine automaticaly.
    – hyped
    Dec 21, 2019 at 11:12

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Thanks to everyone that answered, but I've already found a solution. I used rdektop and systemd . I created a service called remote.service and configured that file to if it closes or exits it starts again.

Install rdesktop and then create a service like so:

sudo nano /lib/systemd/system/remote.service

     Description=Remote Desktop

     ExecStart=/usr/bin/rdesktop -d [DOMAIN] -k [KEYBOARD] -n [RPi USER] -f [ADDRESS]


systemctl daemon-reload
systemctl enable remote.service

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