How to connect to Ubuntu 21.04 using Remote Desktop


Install Xrdp

To install Xrdp, run the following command.

apt update

apt install xrdp -y


root@crowncloud:~# apt install xrdp -y
Processing triggers for libgdk-pixbuf-2.0-0:amd64 (2.42.2+dfsg-1build1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.33-0ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for dbus (1.12.20-1ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for rygel (0.40.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for sgml-base (1.30) ...
Scanning processes...
Scanning linux images...

Running kernel seems to be up-to-date.

No services need to be restarted.

No containers need to be restarted.

No user sessions are running outdated binaries.

To enable Xrdp on start up, use the command below.

systemctl enable xrdp


root@crowncloud:~# systemctl enable xrdp
Synchronizing state of xrdp.service with SysV service script with /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install.
Executing: /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install enable xrdp

To check Xrdp status using the command below.

systemctl status xrdp


root@crowncloud:~# systemctl status xrdp
● xrdp.service - xrdp daemon
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/xrdp.service; enabled; vendor preset: >
     Active: active (running) since Fri 2020-05-08 20:48:58 UTC; 1min 17s ago
       Docs: man:xrdp(8)
   Main PID: 45020 (xrdp)
      Tasks: 1 (limit: 1074)
     Memory: 1.1M
     CGroup: /system.slice/xrdp.service
             └─45020 /usr/sbin/xrdp

Connect via Windows

Open Windows Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) Software and login to the desktop hostname or IP address.


Enter the username and password to connect using Xorg.