FreeRDP-WebConnect is an open source HTML5 proxy that provides web access to any Windows server and workstation using RDP. The result is amazing, especially considering that no native client is required, just a plain simple web browser!

 

Platform support

HTML5 has came a long way in the last few years, with any major web browser (including mobile platforms) supporting WebSockets, the underlying communication mechanism employed by FreeRDP-WebConnect.

Here’s a list of supported desktop and mobile browsers:

  • FireFox >= 11.0
  • Chrome >= 16.0
  • Internet Explorer >= 10
  • Safari >= 6
  • Opera >= 12.10
  • Safari Mobile >= 6
  • Android Browser >= 4.4

Supported client desktop OSs:

Windows, OS X, Linux

The FreeRDP-WebConnect service itself can be installed on most recent Linux distributions and on every x86 and x64 Windows versions starting with Windows Server 2008:

  • Windows Server 2008 / Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 / Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 / Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012 / Hyper-V Server 2012 / Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 / Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 / Windows 8.1