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Remote Desktops

Remote Desktops

Remote Desktops

Built-in remote desktop is on the roadmap (#2106).

VNC Desktop

The common way to use remote desktops with Coder is through VNC.

VNC Desktop in Coder

Workspace requirements:

Installation instructions vary depending on your workspace's operating system, platform, and build system.

As a starting point, see the desktop-container community template. It builds and provisions a Dockerized workspace with the following software:

  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • TigerVNC server
  • noVNC client
  • XFCE Desktop

RDP Desktop

To use RDP with Coder, you'll need to install an RDP client on your local machine, and enable RDP on your workspace.

As a starting point, see the gcp-windows-rdp community template. It builds and provisions a Windows Server workspace on GCP.

Use the following command to forward the RDP port to your local machine:

coder port-forward <workspace-name> --tcp 3399:3389

Then, connect to your workspace via RDP:

mstsc /v localhost:3399

or use your favorite RDP client to connect to localhost:3399.


Note: Default username is Administrator and password is coderRDP!.

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