Created on September 18, 2020Achieved September 16, 2020Isought the ability to access my Linux Desktop remotely because I wanted to be able to make improvements and progress with both Linux and Windows 10. I usually divided my time between the two, alternating between OSes every two weeks. In order for me to do this on my laptop, I would have to turn off secure boot and press F9 when my PC started so I could manually select the USB drive it was installed on. That was becoming impractical as I wanted to expand on my CIS 225-related knowledge. To pull this off, the following conditions must be met: • you must have xrdp installed.
• the firewall rules on Linux must allow communication through port 3389 via TCP.
• you must have cntlm installed.
• you must know the private IP address of the computer you are communicating WITH, and the one you wish to communicate TO.
• both PCs must be on the same network. Open your terminal. This usually requires you to press Ctrl + Alt + T. To open a new terminal tab, type Ctrl + Shift + T. To close a terminal tab, type Ctrl + Shift + W. When you see sudo prior to a command, you must be ready to type your account password after pressing enter.