Raspberry Pi: Change Password, Auto Login and Remote Desktop

I have already given tutorial for RaspberryPi First Installation and Boot.  Let’s go with advance configuration of RasPi.

Things to do after 1st boot of Raspberry Pi


1. Changing Default Password

Open terminal and run following command

You will see following screen. Navigate using arrow keys and tab. Hit Enter to select .



On selecting Change User Password , Hit Enter to give new password.

2. Adding new user to Pi:

To add new user just run following command

It will create a new user and asks for password, Create password for new user here.


3. Raspi Auto Login to GUI without entering username/password

Run again following command and select Enable boot to Desktop/Scratch and select 2nd option



Auto-Login using Command version

 Auto Start to GUI


4. Raspi Setup Remote Desktop from windows machine

Step 1:  In Respi open  terminal and run following command

It will install xrdp on respi, which will be automatically started on boot up. After installing xrdp, reboot your pi and you can verify in boot process, you can see following line

xrdp sesman

Step2: Open Remote control application from windows (Run –> mstsc) , Enter local IP of respi and proceed.



After successful connection xVnc will ask to authorize at raspberry pi


On successful login to xVnc you will see following screen and  then Raspberry pi on your another machine




Control Raspberry Pi over SSH:  See this Tutorial

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