How do I connect Windows VPS using Remote Desktop from different operating systems? Print

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Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a protocol that allows users to access their Windows VPS directly from a remote location. This article will guide you on how can you connect Windows VPS using Remote Desktop.

Windows OS:

Video Tutorial

Steps

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



    - OR -

  2. Click Start → Windows System → Run.



  3. Type mstsc in text box and hit Enter Key.



  4. Enter your Server’s IP Address:Port Number and click on the Connect button. Here, we have entered 192.168.1.191 as an example. You need to replace it with your actual VPS IP address.



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



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



  7. Congratulation! You are successfully login into Windows VPS.



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

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


MAC OS:

Video Tutorial

Steps

  1. To connect to your Windows VPS or Dedicated server from Mac OS, you can use Microsoft Remote Desktop. Open App store and download Microsoft Remote Desktop using Get button.

  2. Once Microsoft Remote Desktop is installed on your Mac system, open the program. You will see the following interface.

  3. Click on the New button icon and it will start a new Remote Desktop Connection.



  4. We will need to enter the pc name, username and password.

  5. PC name : Your Server’s IP Address. [If RDP is configured on non-standard port i.e. any other port than 3389 then you will have to mention your VPS-IP-Address:Port Number e.g. 127.0.0.0:1245]

  6. Enter your Username and Password and press the red X button at the top left of the screen to save the connection.

    Enter Username and Password to Connect to VPS

  7. Now, You will see your connection in the list. Click on the start button to connect your remote server.



  8. Click on the continue button if there is a certificate warning which is ok.



  9. You will see your remote server screen.

 

 


Linux OS:

Video Tutorial

Steps

  1. You can use open source client rdesktop for Linux in order to connect to your VPS from any Linux distribution. You can download rdesktop client from the URL. http://www.rdesktop.org

  2. Once the rdesktop is installed in your Linux system; fire the following command in 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 non standard port)




  3. You will receive Windows login prompt as following, Enter your VPS Username(administrator), password and click on Right Arrow button.



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

→ Looking to change VPS password? Please refer to change VPS password for more details. 


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