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XRDP is a daemon running on UCS, which allows users to open a X session on the server using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). This protocol is natively supported by Microsoft Windows and may other operating systems and thus does not require additional software to be installed on the client PCs.


XRDP is available through the App Center and can be installed using the corresponding UMC App Center module.


Allowed users

By default all users of the UNIX group Domain Admins are allowed to connect using RDP. The name of the group can be changes by setting the UCR variable xrdp/access/admins.

Client Software

  • Microsoft Windows has a built-in RDP client.
  • UCS and many other Linux distributions include rdesktop and FreeRDP.
  • For Apple iOS there is iResktop.
  • For Android there are multiple apps.

Known Issues

Wrong keyboard layout

When you log into KDE using XRDP, the keyboard is configured to use the US layout by default. To change this open the K-Menu, switch to the Rechner tab, open Systemeinstellungen, then open the Land/Region & Sprachen in the Persönliches section. There open Tastaurlayout, select Lastaturlayouts aktivieren and add the appropriate layout for Deutschland from the left list of available layouts. Click the right arrow to add the layout and reorder it to the top in the right list of Aktive layouts using the up/down buttons. Apply the changes and close the application.


Virtual Network Connect provides a simpler protocol, which is uesed by KVM for example.
only provides a text console by default, but can be used to tunnel X sessions natively.


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