How Do I Connect Windows VPS using Remote Desktop from Different Operating Systems?

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) allows users to access their Windows VPS directly from a remote location. 

This article will guide you on connecting Windows VPS using Remote Desktop Protocol.

Windows OS

Video Tutorial

Steps

1. Click Start → All Programs → Windows Accessories → Remote Desktop Connection.

Remote Desktop Connection
- OR -

2. Click Start → Windows System → Run.

Run

3. Type mstsc in the text box and click on the Ok button.

mstsc

4. Enter your Server's IP Address:Port Number in the Computer field and click on the Connect button. Here, we have entered 192.168.2.153:7576 as an example. You need to replace it with your actual VPS IP address and port number.

Connect

5. You will see a new window. Enter your Username and Password and click on the OK button.

Username and Password

6. Once you click the Ok button, you will see an SSL Certificate warning message. You must ignore this warning message and tick the box 'Don't ask me again for connections to this computer.Then, finally, click on the Yes button to proceed further.

Don't ask me again for connections to this computer

Congratulation! You have successfully logged into Windows VPS.

Success

Regardless of the Remote Desktop client and Operating System, you need to enter the Computer name/IP address:Port in the Remote Desktop Connection Window.

Note
Remote Desktop Connection is available only for Windows VPS or Dedicated Servers. If you are a Windows Shared Hosting user, you cannot connect to the Hosting Server.


MAC OS

Video Tutorial

Steps

To connect to your Windows VPS or Dedicated server from Mac OS, you can use Microsoft Remote Desktop. 

1. Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop app on your Mac. It comes pre-installed on the newest MAC OS system.

2. Click "Add PC" on the right side of the screen.

3. Enter the VPS IP address and port number (like 192.168.2.152:3388) in the "PC Name" field. You can also give it a friendly name to easily remember which VPS it is. Click "Add" to put it in the PC list.

4. In the PCs window, you'll see the VPS account you added in Step 3. If you added others before, they'll be there too. Click on the one you want.

5. Enter the VPS's username and password in the provided fields. Then, click "Continue."

6. After clicking "Continue," you might see a warning about an SSL Certificate. Ignore it because you can't install an SSL Certificate on an IP address. Click "Continue" to move forward.

7. The login process will start after you click "Continue." If your login details are correct, you'll see the Windows VPS screen.

8. Great job! You've successfully logged into your Windows VPS.


Linux OS:

Video Tutorial

Steps

You can use the open-source client rdesktop for Linux to connect to your VPS from any Linux distribution. 

1. You can download the rdesktop client from this link.

2. Once the rdesktop is installed in your Linux system; run the following command in the Terminal.

rdesktop VPS_IP_Address...(If RDP service is configured on default port) OR

rdesktop VPS_IP_Address:port number...(if RDP service is configured on a non-standard port)

3. You will receive a Windows login prompt: enter your VPS Username(administrator) and password and click the Right Arrow button.

4. After clicking "Right Arrow button," the login process will start. If the credentials are correct, you'll see the Windows VPS screen.

5. Congratulations! You have successfully logged into your Windows VPS

Note

Remote Desktop Connection is available only for Windows VPS or Dedicated Servers. If you are a Windows Shared Hosting user, you cannot connect to the Hosting Server.

Looking to change VPS password?
    Please refer to the article on how to Change the VPS password for more details. 


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