xfreerdp man page

xfreerdp ā€” FreeRDP X11 client

Synopsis

xfreerdp [file] [options] [/v:server[:port]]

Description

xfreerdp is an X11 Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client which is part of the FreeRDP project. An RDP server is built-in to many editions of Windows. Alternative servers included xrdp and VRDP (VirtualBox).

Options

/a:addin[,options], /addin:addin[,options]

Addin

/action-script:file-name

Action script (default:~/.config/freerdp/action.sh)

/admin, /console

Admin (or console) session

+aero

desktop composition (default:off)

/app:path or ||alias

Remote application program

/app-cmd:parameters

Remote application command-line parameters

/app-file:file-name

File to open with remote application

/app-guid:app-guid

Remote application GUID

/app-icon:icon-path

Remote application icon for user interface

/app-name:app-name

Remote application name for user interface

/app-workdir:workspace path

Remote application workspace path

/assistance:password

Remote assistance password

+async-channels

Asynchronous channels (experimental) (default:off)

+async-input

Asynchronous input (default:off)

+async-update

Asynchronous update (default:off)

/audio-mode:mode

Audio output mode

+auth-only

Authenticate only (default:off)

-authentication

Authentication (expermiental) (default:on)

+auto-reconnect

Automatic reconnection (default:off)

/auto-reconnect-max-retries:retries

Automatic reconnection maximum retries, 0 for unlimited [0,1000]

+bitmap-cache

bitmap cache (default:off)

/bpp:depth

Session bpp (color depth) (default:16)

/buildconfig

Print the build configuration

/cert-deny

Automatically abort connection for any certificate that can not be validated.

/cert-ignore

Ignore certificate

/cert-name:name

Certificate name

/cert-tofu

Automatically accept certificate on first connect

/client-hostname:name

Client Hostname to send to server

-clipboard

Redirect clipboard (default:on)

/codec-cache:[rfx|nsc|jpeg]

Bitmap codec cache

-compression, -z

compression (default:on)

/compression-level:level

Compression level (0,1,2)

+credentials-delegation

credentials delegation (default:off)

/d:domain

Domain

-decorations

Window decorations (default:on)

/disp

Display control

/drive:name,path

Redirect directory <path< as named share <name<. Hotplug support is enabled with /drive:hotplug,*. This argument provides the same function as "Drives that I plug in later" option in MSTSC.

+drives

Redirect all mount points as shares (default:off)

/dvc:channel[,options]

Dynamic virtual channel

/dynamic-resolution

Send resolution updates when the window is resized

/echo, /echo

Echo channel

-encryption

Encryption (experimental) (default:on)

/encryption-methods:[40,][56,][128,][FIPS]

RDP standard security encryption methods

/f

Fullscreen mode (<Ctrl<+<Alt<+<Enter< toggles fullscreen)

-fast-path

fast-path input/output (default:on)

+fipsmode

FIPS mode (default:off)

/floatbar[:sticky:[on|off],default:[visible|hidden],show:[always|fullscreen||window]]

floatbar is disabled by default (when enabled defaults to sticky in fullscreen mode)

-fonts

smooth fonts (ClearType) (default:on)

/frame-ack:number

Number of frame acknowledgement

/from-stdin[:force]

Read credentials from stdin. With <force< the prompt is done before connection, otherwise on server request.

/g:gateway[:port]

Gateway Hostname

/gateway-usage-method:[direct|detect], /gum:[direct|detect]

Gateway usage method

/gd:domain

Gateway domain

/gdi:sw|hw

GDI rendering

/geometry

Geometry tracking channel

+gestures

Consume multitouch input locally (default:off)

/gfx[:RFX]

RDP8 graphics pipeline (experimental)

+gfx-progressive

RDP8 graphics pipeline using progressive codec (default:off)

+gfx-small-cache

RDP8 graphics pipeline using small cache mode (default:off)

+gfx-thin-client

RDP8 graphics pipeline using thin client mode (default:off)

+glyph-cache

Glyph cache (experimental) (default:off)

/gp:password

Gateway password

-grab-keyboard

Grab keyboard (default:on)

/gt:[rpc|http|auto]

Gateway transport type

/gu:[[domain\]user|user[@domain]]

Gateway username

/gat:access token

Gateway Access Token

/h:height

Height (default:768)

-heartbeat

Support heartbeat PDUs (default:on)

/help, /?

Print help

+home-drive

Redirect user home as share (default:off)

/ipv6, /6

Prefer IPv6 AAA record over IPv4 A record

/kbd:0xid or name

Keyboard layout

/kbd-fn-key:value

Function key value

/kbd-list

List keyboard layouts

/kbd-subtype:id

Keyboard subtype

/kbd-type:id

Keyboard type

/load-balance-info:info-string

Load balance info

/log-filters:tag:level[,tag:level[,...]]

Set logger filters, see wLog(7) for details

/log-level:[OFF|FATAL|ERROR|WARN|INFO|DEBUG|TRACE]

Set the default log level, see wLog(7) for details

/max-fast-path-size:size

Specify maximum fast-path update size

/max-loop-time:time

Specify maximum time in milliseconds spend treating packets

+menu-anims

menu animations (default:off)

/microphone[:[sys:sys,][dev:dev,][format:format,][rate:rate,][channel:channel]], /mic[:[sys:sys,][dev:dev,][format:format,][rate:rate,][channel:channel]]

Audio input (microphone)

/monitor-list

List detected monitors

/monitors:id[,id[,...]]

Select monitors to use

-mouse-motion

Send mouse motion (default:on)

/multimedia[:[sys:sys,][dev:dev,][decoder:decoder]], /mmr[:[sys:sys,][dev:dev,][decoder:decoder]]

Redirect multimedia (video)

/multimon[:force]

Use multiple monitors

+multitouch

Redirect multitouch input (default:off)

+multitransport

Support multitransport protocol (default:off)

-nego

protocol security negotiation (default:on)

/network:[modem|broadband|broadband-low|broadband-high|wan|lan|auto]

Network connection type

/nsc, /nscodec

NSCodec support

+offscreen-cache

offscreen bitmap cache (default:off)

/orientation:[0|90|180|270]

Orientation of display in degrees

+old-license

Use the old license workflow (no CAL and hwId set to 0) (default:off)

/p:password

Password

/parallel[:name[,path]]

Redirect parallel device

/parent-window:window-id

Parent window id

+password-is-pin

Use smart card authentication with password as smart card PIN (default:off)

/pcb:blob

Preconnection Blob

/pcid:id

Preconnection Id

/pheight:height

Physical height of display (in millimeters)

/play-rfx:pcap-file

Replay rfx pcap file

/port:number

Server port

-suppress-output

suppress output when minimized (default:on)

+print-reconnect-cookie

Print base64 reconnect cookie after connecting (default:off)

/printer[:name[,driver]]

Redirect printer device

/proxy:[proto://][user:password@]host:port

Proxy settings: override env. var (see also environment variable below). Protocol "socks5" should be given explicitly where "http" is default.

/pth:password-hash, /pass-the-hash:password-hash

Pass the hash (restricted admin mode)

/pwidth:width

Physical width of display (in millimeters)

/rdp2tcp:executable path[:arg...]

TCP redirection

/reconnect-cookie:base64-cookie

Pass base64 reconnect cookie to the connection

/redirect-prefer:FQDN|IP|NETBIOS,[...]

Override the preferred redirection order

/relax-order-checks, /relax-order-checks

Do not check if a RDP order was announced during capability exchange, only use when connecting to a buggy server

/restricted-admin, /restrictedAdmin

Restricted admin mode

/rfx

RemoteFX

/rfx-mode:[image|video]

RemoteFX mode

/scale:[100|140|180]

Scaling factor of the display (default:100)

/scale-desktop:percentage

Scaling factor for desktop applications (value between 100 and 500) (default:100)

/scale-device:100|140|180

Scaling factor for app store applications (default:100)

/sec:[rdp|tls|nla|ext]

Force specific protocol security

+sec-ext

NLA extended protocol security (default:off)

-sec-nla

NLA protocol security (default:on)

-sec-rdp

RDP protocol security (default:on)

-sec-tls

TLS protocol security (default:on)

/serial[:name[,path[,driver[,permissive]]]], /tty[:name[,path[,driver[,permissive]]]]

Redirect serial device

/shell:shell

Alternate shell

/shell-dir:dir

Shell working directory

/size:widthxheight or percent%[wh]

Screen size (default:1024x768)

/smart-sizing[:widthxheight]

Scale remote desktop to window size

/smartcard[:str[,str...]]

Redirect the smartcard devices containing any of the <str< in their names.

/smartcard-logon

Activates Smartcard Logon authentication. (EXPERIMENTAL: NLA not supported)

/sound[:[sys:sys,][dev:dev,][format:format,][rate:rate,][channel:channel,][latency:latency,][quality:quality]], /audio[:[sys:sys,][dev:dev,][format:format,][rate:rate,][channel:channel,][latency:latency,][quality:quality]]

Audio output (sound)

/span

Span screen over multiple monitors

/spn-class:service-class

SPN authentication service class

/ssh-agent, /ssh-agent

SSH Agent forwarding channel

/t:title, /title:title

Window title

-themes

themes (default:on)

/tls-ciphers:[netmon|ma|ciphers]

Allowed TLS ciphers

/tls-seclevel:level

TLS security level - defaults to 1 (default:1)

-toggle-fullscreen

Alt+Ctrl+Enter to toggle fullscreen (default:on)

/u:[[domain\]user|user[@domain]]

Username

+unmap-buttons

Let server see real physical pointer button (default:off)

/usb:[dbg,][dev:dev,][id|addr,][auto]

Redirect USB device

/v:server[:port]

Server hostname

/vc:channel[,options]

Static virtual channel

/version

Print version

/video

Video optimized remoting channel

/vmconnect[:vmid]

Hyper-V console (use port 2179, disable negotiation)

/w:width

Width (default:1024)

-wallpaper

wallpaper (default:on)

+window-drag

full window drag (default:off)

/window-position:xposxypos

window position

/wm-class:class-name

Set the WM_CLASS hint for the window instance

/workarea

Use available work area

Environment Variables

wlog environment variable

xfreerdp uses wLog as its log facility, you can refer to the corresponding man page (wlog(7)) for more informations. Arguments passed via the /log-level or /log-filters have precedence over the environment variables.

Examples

xfreerdp connection.rdp /p:Pwd123! /f

Connect in fullscreen mode using a stored configuration connection.rdp and the password Pwd123!

xfreerdp /u:USER /size:50%h /v:rdp.contoso.com

Connect to host rdp.contoso.com with user USER and a size of 50 percent of the height. If width (w) is set instead of height (h) like /size:50%w. 50 percent of the width is used.

xfreerdp /u:CONTOSO\\JohnDoe /p:Pwd123! /v:rdp.contoso.com

Connect to host rdp.contoso.com with user CONTOSO\\JohnDoe and password Pwd123!

xfreerdp /u:JohnDoe /p:Pwd123! /w:1366 /h:768 /v:192.168.1.100:4489

Connect to host 192.168.1.100 on port 4489 with user JohnDoe, password Pwd123!. The screen width is set to 1366 and the height to 768

xfreerdp /u:JohnDoe /p:Pwd123! /vmconnect:C824F53E-95D2-46C6-9A18-23A5BB403532 /v:192.168.1.100

Establish a connection to host 192.168.1.100 with user JohnDoe, password Pwd123! and connect to Hyper-V console (use port 2179, disable negotiation) with VMID C824F53E-95D2-46C6-9A18-23A5BB403532

+clipboard

Activate clipboard redirection

/drive:home,/home/user

Activate drive redirection of /home/user as home drive

/smartcard:<device>

Activate smartcard redirection for device device

/printer:<device>,<driver>

Activate printer redirection for printer device using driver driver

/serial:<device>

Activate serial port redirection for port device

/parallel:<device>

Activate parallel port redirection for port device

/sound:sys:alsa

Activate audio output redirection using device sys:alsa

/microphone:sys:alsa

Activate audio input redirection using device sys:alsa

/multimedia:sys:alsa

Activate multimedia redirection using device sys:alsa

/usb:id,dev:054c:0268

Activate USB device redirection for the device identified by 054c:0268

Author

The FreeRDP Team

Referenced By

wlfreerdp(1).

2019-11-01 freerdp