NoTouch OS has two different RDP clients available: rdesktop and FreeRDP. While today FreeRDP is the RDP client of choice, rdesktop is still kept around for compatibility with legacy systems.

Basic configuration

To create an Rdesktop connection only a few steps are to be done:

  1. Create a connection
  2. Set the "Connection mode" parameter to "Legacy RDP/rdesktop"
  3. Enter the host name to connect to into the parameter "Connection target"
  4. Save changes
  5. If desired, navigate to the RDP subgroup and edit values there; don't forget to save changes then

We suggest to migrate to FreeRDP as soon as you can.

NLA/Network Level Authentication

rdesktop does not support NLA (network level authentication), which is default with Windows 2008R2 and Windows 2012 server. We recommend to either use FreeRDP, or configure your Windows server accordingly to not require NLA:

    reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp" /v UserAuthentication /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rdesktop configuration

In the "RDP" subgroup of your RDP connection's options are several parameters to change rdesktop and RDP behavior. Please see official rdesktop and RDP documentation for the meaning of these.