Enable RDP on AWS

Quite a few steps are required to turn on RDP on Ubuntu instance installed on AWS. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Install Updates
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2: Install XRDP Packages
# sudo apt-get install xrdp

Step 3: Restart the Machine
# sudo shutdown -r now

Step 4: Install xfce 4 desktop
# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.10
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install xfce4

Step 5: Configure xfce
# echo xfce4-session >~/.xsession
# sudo service xrdp restart

Step 6: Create a User account
# sudo adduser UserName

Step 7: Add Security Group rule to enable RDP on Incoming
Ports Protocol Source launch-wizard-2
3389 tcp 0.0.0.0/0 ✔

Step 8: Connect to remote machine.
On the welcome screen, click “Use default config”

Here’s the link to the original article: http://www.sysads.co.uk/2014/02/connect-ubuntu-server-13-10-amazon-ec2-xrdp/

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