How to Setup an Ubuntu Linux VM in Azure with Remote Desktop (RDP) Access (Ubuntu Desktop GUI)

Some days ago Chris Pietschmann wrote about How to Setup an Ubuntu Linux VM in Azure with Remote Desktop (RDP) Access (great job certainly), and in a little ping pong messages I ask about how to enable another Desktop GUI that be more “attractive” to the users (GNOME or Ubuntu Desktop)… Chris said that he tried with Ubuntu desktop, but something goes wrong with xRDP (the server for RDP for X Window)… and the challenge was born!… and here we are…

First that all… I want to recognize that I didn’t reinvent the wheel… I just put some pieces of the puzzle together :0).

I’ll to obviate the explanation about the support for RDP in Linux and the process to create an Ubuntu VM in Azure, for more detail go to the blog entry mentioned above…

When you get your Ubuntu VM up and running… connect via ssh (I use the Ubuntu bash in my Windows 10…) and do the next:

First you need to install Unity Desktop GUI (obviously):

  • To install Unity run the next commands in your terminal session:
    • sudo apt-get update
    • sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

       

  • Restart the VM by the Azure portal

You can see that the Unity Desktop is installed by using Boot diagnostics in the Azure portal


The next task that we need to do is to install and configure xRDP


That’s all folks!

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