How to Access a Windows Server via RDP (Remote Desktop)

If you choose to configure your dedicated server with a Windows Server operating system, it will come ready-to-go with a remote desktop interface. This will allow you to interact with the remote Windows Server OS as if it was a “regular” desktop PC. You can access the server’s desktop, install applications, and manage files via graphical interface.

To connect to your Windows server via RDP, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Open the program Remote Desktop Connectionon your PC. The program is included with most versions of Windows XP/Vista/7/8.
    1. If you are a Mac user or cannot locate the program, it is available to download for free from Microsoft.
  2. In the “Computer:” field, enter your server’s IP address.
  3. When prompted, enter the username Administrator and the administrator password supplied by RedArray with your server setup information.

If you entered the information correctly, your server’s desktop should appear in a window on your PC. Now you can browse the server’s files, install programs, etc., like any other PC.

[via https://www.redarray.net/portal/knowledgebase/15/How-to-Access-a-Windows-Server-via-RDP-Remote-Desktop.html]

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