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How to Connect to Kali Linux in Windows With RDP

This tutorial will show how to install and run the graphical environment of Kali Linux in Windows.

14 Dec, 21 by Ayden I 1 min Read

Using Kali Linux graphical environment (GUI) in Windows.

After installing Kali Linux on Windows, you will have the Kali Linux terminal (command environment). For using the graphical environment you have to make some adjustments.

  1. Open Kali through CMD or from the start menu.
  2. Enter the following command to install wget.

sudo apt-get install wget

  1. Enter the following command to access the graphical environment.


The above command will download a script from the Kali site.

  1. Entering the command below will run that script.

Note that the entered command includes downloading the graphics package and installing Xrdp and it may take some time.

 sudo /etc/init.d/xrdp start

  1. Now you can start XRDP service by this command.

sudo /etc/init.d/xrdp start

By running the above command and running Xrdp service, the port number will be shown.

How to Use kali Linux GUI

  1. Open Remote Desktop(RDP)
  2. After opening Remote Desktop window, enter with given port number as address then click on connect button.

How to Connect to Kali Linux in Windows With RDP

8. After opening Kali Linux, enter username and password and click on OK

Using Kali Linux graphical environment in Windows 3

9. Now you are connected to Kali Linux via Xrdp.

 Connect to Kali Linux with RDP from Windows

  1. After completing your work, enter the following command to stop the Xrdp

 sudo /etc/init.d/xrdp stop