Built-in remote desktop is on the roadmap (#2106).
The common way to use remote desktops with Coder is through VNC.
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
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
Note: Default username is
Administratorand password is