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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5

12 Connecting via RDP

If you installed SLES for SAP with the RDP option activated or if you installed from a KIWI NG image, RDP is enabled on the machine via the service xrdp. Alternatively, you can enable RDP later as described at the end of this section.

You can connect using any software that supports RDP, such as:

  • Linux: Vinagre (available in SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop/SLE Workstation Extension and openSUSE) or Remmina (available in openSUSE)

  • Windows: Remote Desktop Connection

Important: Connection Parameters

Make sure to set up the connection with the following parameters:

  • Port: 3389

  • Color Depth: 16-bit or 24-bit only

Procedure 12.1: Setting Up RDP

If you have not set up an RDP connection during the installation, you can also do so later using the following instructions.

  1. First, create an exception for the firewall. Start by creating a file that sets up the port that needs to be opened for RDP.

    As root, create a new file under /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2.d/services/ with the name xrdp and the following content:

    ## Name: Remote Desktop Protocol
  2. Open the file /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2 and change the lines for the settings FW_CONFIGURATIONS_EXT, FW_CONFIGURATIONS_DMZ, and FW_CONFIGURATIONS_INT to include xrdp. If there are no other services enabled, the respective lines should read:


    If there are other services, separate them within the quotes using a space character.

  3. Now set up xrdp itself.

    If the package xrdp is not installed, install it:

    # zypper install xrdp
  4. Enable and start the service:

    # systemctl restart SuSEfirewall2
  5. Enable and start the service:

    # systemctl enable xrdp
    # systemctl start xrdp

    You can now connect to the machine.