Vinagre RDP client for CentOS 7

I needed to connect to a Microsoft Windows 10 system using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) from a CentOS 7 system. I've used rdesktop software to control a Windows system from a Linux system in the past and I thought there might be an rdesktop package available for CentOS, but when I tried to install one with yum, I found that none was available.

# yum install rdesktop
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No package rdesktop available.
Error: Nothing to do

But I found that Vinagre, was already available on the system. Vinagre is a Virtual Network Computing (VNC), Secure Shell (SSH), Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE) client for the GNOME desktop environment.

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# which vinagre
# rpm -qi vinagre
Name        : vinagre
Version     : 3.14.3
Release     : 1.el7
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Fri 15 Jul 2016 03:30:52 PM EDT
Group       : Applications/System
Size        : 3375425
License     : GPLv2+
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Wed 25 Nov 2015 11:02:51 AM EST, Key ID 24c6a8a7f4a80eb5
Source RPM  : vinagre-3.14.3-1.el7.src.rpm
Build Date  : Sat 21 Nov 2015 01:14:13 PM EST
Build Host  :
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager    : CentOS BuildSystem <>
Vendor      : CentOS
URL         :
Summary     : VNC client for GNOME
Description :
Vinagre is a VNC client for the GNOME desktop.

With Vinagre you can have several connections open simultaneously, bookmark
your servers thanks to the Favorites support, store the passwords in the
GNOME keyring, and browse the network to look for VNC servers.

Apart from the VNC protocol, vinagre supports Spice and RDP.

You can run the software by typing vinagre at a command prompt.

Vinagre start screen

To establish an RDP connection, click on Connect then change the protocol to RDP.

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Vinagre connect

Put the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP address in the Host field. You can also provide the user name and specify the resolution, if you wish. Then click on Connect to establish the connection to the remote system.

If you haven't provided the username, you will be prompted to provide it as well as the password and a domain, if you are using a domain account to log into a system in a Microsoft Windows domain.

Vinagre RDP authentication

You can click on Remote and select Disconnect to disconnect from the remote system.