The RustDesk Client is used on devices to connect via our RustDesk Server either open source or Pro, it is available to download from GitHub.
Download the exe from GitHub and install.
To install silently call the install exe with
Download the dmg file from GitHub more info can be found on the macOS page.
Open the dmg file and drag
Allow RustDesk to run.
Enable permissions requested and follow prompts on the left hand side of RustDesk to finish setup.
Please see below instructions to install for the various “flavours” of Linux (installers are on GitHub or available from a distro’s repository).
# please ignore the wrong disk usage report
sudo apt install -fy ./rustdesk-<version>.deb
sudo yum localinstall ./rustdesk-<version>.rpm
sudo pacman -U ./rustdesk-<version>.pkg.tar.zst
sudo zypper install --allow-unsigned-rpm ./rustdesk-<version>-suse.rpm
Temporary enter a shell with
rustdesk ready to run:
nix shell nixpkgs#rustdesk
Install in the current user profile:
nix profile install nixpkgs#rustdesk
In order to install system-wide in NixOS run
nixos-rebuild switch --flake /etc/nixos after editing
environment.systemPackages = with pkgs; [
Install apk from our GitHub more info can be found on the Android page.
Download the app from the App Store.
Once installed (or run as a temporary executable) RustDesk will connect to the Public servers. You will see a message at the bottom saying (1) “Ready, For faster connection, please set up your own server”. In the Top left you will see your (2) ID, (3) One Time Password and on the Right a (4) box for you to connect to another computer if you know their ID.
To access the settings, click on the (5) Menu button [ ⋮ ] to the right of ID.
Under Settings you will find:
There is number of ways to configure RustDesk.
The easiest way is using RustDesk Server Pro you can obtain an encrypted config string, this can be used in conjunction with
--config to import settings. To do this:
C:\Program Files\RustDesk on Windows,
/usr/bin on Linux.
rustdesk.exe --config your-encrypted-string e.g.
rustdesk.exe --config 9JSPSvJzNrBDasJjNSdXOVVBlERDlleoNWZzIHcOJiOikXZr8mcw5yazVGZ0NXdy5CdyciojI0N3boJye.
You can manually setup a client. To do this:
If you manually setup a client, you can retrieve the
RustDesk2.toml (in the users folder) file and use
--import-config in a similar way to the above example.
--password can be used to set a permanent password.
--get-id can be used to retrieve the ID.
--set-id can be used to set an ID, please note IDs should start with a letter.
--silent-install can be used to install RustDesk silently on Windows.
Additional Advanced parameters can be found here.