GUI for Amazon EC2

Installing GUI Components

1. Update the server using the following command.

sudo yum -y update



2. Install the gnome GUI components using the following command.

sudo yum groupinstall -y "Server with GUI"



3. Issue the following commands to start the GUI during boot.

sudo systemctl set-default graphical.target

sudo systemctl default



Setting Up XRDP

1. Add the xrdp repository to your instance using the following command.

sudo rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-1.el7.nux.noarch.rpm



2. Install xrdp and tiger VNC server.

sudo yum install -y xrdp tigervnc-server



3. Setup SELINUX security using the following commands.

chcon --type=bin_t /usr/sbin/xrdp

chcon --type=bin_t /usr/sbin/xrdp-sesman



4. Start and enable the xrdp service.

sudo systemctl start xrdp

sudo systemctl enable xrdp



5. Enable RDP port on the instance using the following firewall commands.

sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=3389/tcp

sudo firewall-cmd --reload



6. Set a password for ec2-user . This password will be used to connect

to the RDP session.

sudo passwd ec2-user



7. Set password for root as you will be prompted for cloud user

password for network proxy and color. Login as root and set the

password.

sudo passwd

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