Connecting to RDS via Remmina

Setting Up Remmina for RDP Access on Linux

Remmina is a free, open-source software for connecting to a remote server (Remote Desktop). You can use this software to connect to Windows VPS via Ubuntu Linux operating system. This software is a replacement for the remote desktop connection of Windows systems and supports various protocols.

RDP, which stands for Remote Desktop Protocol, is a proprietary Microsoft protocol that allows you to graphically connect to another system over the network, control it, and take advantage of its features.

How To Install Remmina On Ubuntu

You can install this software from Ubuntu Software, Ubuntu Repository, PPA, or Snap.

Install From Ubuntu Software

To Install it from Ubuntu software, easily open the Ubuntu software and search for it. Once you found it you can click to install it.

Install Remmina From ubuntu Software

Install From Ubuntu Repository

It is possible to install this software from the Ubuntu repository using the below commands to connect to a Windows VPS or RDP.

sudo apt update 
sudo apt install remmina

Install From PPA

PPA is the Personal Package Archives and if you download the Remmina from it, you will get the latest version of this software. Here are the commands to install it through PPA.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-rdp libfreerdp-plugins-standard

Install From Snap

The first and most important advantage that the Snap package has is that it does not use a shared library, which means that software that is published as Snap has all the files and libraries it needs, and in fact, the entire software is included in a Snap package and this makes the applications stable. To install this software using Snap, you can use the following commands.

sudo apt install snapd 
sudo snap install remmina --edge

Note: After running the Remina software, just like the remote connection in Windows, you will be asked for the Server IP, Username, and Password. After entering the mentioned information, you can connect to your Windows VPS. According to the review, the connection quality in Remina is exactly the same as the Windows remote connection.

Remmina environment in Linux VPS Ubuntu


Protocols Supported By Remmina software

  • RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)
  • VNC (Virtual Network Protocol)
  • telnet
  • SSH
  • NX
  • Telepathy


In this tutorial, we explained what Remmina is and how to use it to connect to your Windows VPS or RDP.

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Hailey Publish in August 16, 2023 at 2:55 am

how can i run remmina windows?

    Liosa F Publish in August 16, 2023 at 3:46 am

    This is not yet possible, Remmina is primarily developed for Linux-based systems, it is not natively available for Windows.

Laura Publish in August 13, 2023 at 2:37 am

What information do I need to connect via RDP using reminna?

    Liosa F Publish in August 13, 2023 at 2:38 am

    You will need the remote machine's IP address, the username and password for the account you want to use, and the remote machine's hostname or domain (if applicable)

hdfhfd Publish in April 7, 2021 at 1:37 am