Linux Desktop Support for Remote Desktop Client

Linux Desktop Support for Remote Desktop Client
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 Jan 28 2022
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The idea is to support Linux desktops like Ubuntu and Fedora. Currently, only the web client is available for Linux, but many features are not available.

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Copper Contributor

A bootable client os, or linux client, maybe Raspberry Pi, Chrome OS, or TV Sticks compatible, try VR soon.

Copper Contributor

A native client for Linux would make it much easier to RDP into my VDI.

Copper Contributor

Have you tried FreeRDP? It works very well on Linux!

Copper Contributor

@Nexarian To open .rdpw files, FreeRDP and Remmina don't work. It has to be a AVD client and they just don't support it at the moment.

Copper Contributor

Why not offer an Open Source client, Microsoft? Or, better yet, add to existing RDP solutions code that allows RDPW support so we don't have to install more than one tool to handle remote desktop connections? Thanks in advance.

Copper Contributor

Please create a Linux supported version - you have it all - for mobile, for web, for Mac, for everything - except Linux - any AppImage, anything would do.

 

Please, you are getting bigger and bigger in the open source community, we have WSL now and other stuff, help us and release a Linux version

Copper Contributor

Please add rdpw  support to xfreerdp / Remmina -- I am able to connect to AVD using webclient (on OpenBSD) -- getting rdp client to work will be a great next step. Thanks in advance MSFT.

Copper Contributor

Turns out some people over at FreeRDP were faster figuring out how the connection is established than Microsoft providing some information. see https://github.com/FreeRDP/FreeRDP/issues/6529#issuecomment-1605456423 and following posts

 

Of course there is no support for "shortpath", but that does probably also not work in the web browser version.

 

It would still help if microsoft would document the new feed subscription model and the extensions they made in the rdp protocol (ex this [multitransport] Ignore unknown data )

 

Don't really get why they don't provide information since they earn by hosting the avd, not the client. But without the client the whole thing is useless. A webbrowser is not really a replacement for a native client

 

Copper Contributor

I use AVD for work and the current Linux offering is not anywhere close to Microsoft's remote client for Windows. As others have pointed out, you offer this client for every OS except Linux. I am not the only professional who has need of this and I'm sure we would all be eternally grateful if a Linux client were developed.

Microsoft

Please provide Linux support. This is one of the top 3 feedback items when measured by upvotes.

Copper Contributor

Linux support will be a life saver for AVD. I'm sick of rebooting into Windows every time I have to connect.

Brass Contributor

Yes, and please support smart card / PIV authentication in this client, just like in MacOS/Windows.