[Windows] Connecting to Windows VPS via RDP

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[Windows] Connecting to Windows VPS via RDP


Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) – Microsoft created this protocol that allows users to connect to another computer (server) with a graphical interface over a network connection. Mainly, this protocol allows you to work remotely with the server. For this type of connection, you need RDP client software. On the other connection, the side should be installed RDP server software. In other words, the user will be able to see all the files, run applications, and perform all other tasks graphical environment. The speed through this protocol depends only on the speed of the Internet connection.


Windows VPS server with Windows 2012, 2016 R2, 2019 OS

Login from Windows OS via RDP

1. Open up your ‘Remote Desktop Connection’ program that is installed by default and select ‘Show Options.’
2. After that, enter your login credentials and press ‘Connect’:

Computer: Your_server_IP
Username: Administrator

Find this information in the client area:

Windows RDP

3. After that, enter your server’s password and press ‘OK.’

Login from Linux OS

First of all, check if you have installed rdesktop client on your computer. If no, install it with these commands:

For Ubuntu/Debian:

apt-get update
apt-get install rdesktop

For CentOS/Fedora

yum update
yum install rdesktop

To connect to the Windows server, use these commands:

rdesktop -u Administrator -p PASSWORD -g 1280x720 YOUR_SERVER_IP

After that, a new window will show up.

Linux RDP

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