rdesktop is a client which is capable of communicating with Windows Terminal Services, thus bypassing the slow "mstsc" services of Windows. I prefer to connect to some of my Windows servers through a desktop Linux (run-level 5 as usual :) ).
The syntax is pretty easy and quick:-
# rdesktop serverIP
and thats it!!
For downloading the software visit http://www.rdesktop.org/ and download the commpatible version based on your kernel version.
P.S. I am running 1.6.0 on 2.4.** kernel.
The installation is quite simple as usual for any opensource software.
. configure or ./configure
And you are all set to access your windows server while sitting on your desk enjoying your coffee.
Found it to be quite useful.
If you have installed it on a server, well export your display to any Linux desktop or to your laptop and enjoy!! Also do not forget to put the process in background or use "disown -h" command or use nohup instead.