AnyDesk is a remote server management tool which allows you to connect to a remote system and control it smoothly and seamlessly as if you were directly logged into that system. It runs on Windows, Linux and macOS. This tutorial will show you how you can install AnyDesk on Kali Linux Desktop system.

AnyDesk is available as free offering for personal use and as paid software for any commercial use – small teams and large organizations doing remote support business. Check AnyDesk pricing page for more insight.

Install AnyDesk on Kali Linux

AnyDesk packages for Kali Linux are available on an APT repository. Add AnyDesk upstream APT repository to Kali Linux and then install AnyDesk from the repository.

Step 1: Update Debian system

Update APT packages installed on your Kali Linux:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y gnupg2

Step 2: Add AnyDesk repository Kali Linux

Add AnyDesk repository to Kali Linux:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb all main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list'

Import AnyDesk GPG key for signing APT packages.

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Step 3: Install AnyDesk on Kali Linux

Install AnyDesk on Kali Linux using the apt package manager.

sudo apt -y update && sudo apt -y install anydesk

Confirm package installation.

$ apt policy anydesk
  Installed: 5.5.4
  Candidate: 5.5.4
  Version table:
 *** 5.5.4 500
        500 all/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

From the output, we can get the version of AnyDesk installed on Kali Linux.

Step 4: Using AnyDesk on Kali Linux

You can now launch AnyDesk on Kali Linux and start managing your home devices from the Office or vice versa.

From Desktop Environment:

From CLI:

$ anydesk

AnyDesk address for a remote machine is required when connecting from your local AnyDesk application.

This ID is uniquely generated each time you launch the application.

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