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Fedora 25: Connect to Windows Remote Desktop with RD Gateway Server

Since you are searching for this information, you may have found out that there is no way for Vinagre remote desktop viewer to connect to a Windows Server via Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) when a RD Gateway Server is needed for the configuration.

What we did to make this work was only to install remmina  on our machine using this command sudo dnf install -y remmina;.

Remmina by default supported the configuration using RD Gateway Server so we did not have to do nothing more than just use it.

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How to restart or shut down Windows through Remote Desktop

Assuming you have the following scenario: you are connected to a remote Windows machine via remote desktop and you need to restart it.
Soon you will realize that there is no restart button on the Start menu to click on….
So.. without that button, how do you restart your machine???

Do not fret as there is a way!

To Restart the remote Windows machine

Press the keys Windows+R on the keyboard together, it will pop-up the run command screen.
In the input line type shutdown /r /t 0 and hit the Enter button to restart the machine immediately.

  • The /r option instructs the machine to reboot
  • The /t 0 option sets the number of seconds to delay before executing the restart to 0 (initiate restart process immediately)

To Shut Down the remote Windows machine

Press the keys Windows+R on the keyboard together, it will pop-up the run command screen.
In the input line type shutdown /s and hit the Enter button to restart the machine immediately.

To Stop a Shut Down or Restart process

To try and stop a shut down process, type shutdown /a and hit enter, it will attempt to abort the shutdown/restart sequence.
Keep in mind though that there still is a high chance for this to fail.