How to install desktop on server version of Ubuntu and remote with XRDP

To install Desktop on server version

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

To install desktop without addons like OpenOffice

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop
startx

How to remote to Ubuntu 12.04 with XRDP

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install xrdp
cd ~/
echo "gnome-session --session=ubuntu-2d" > .xsession
sudo /etc/init.d/xrdp restart

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