How to use RDP (Remote Desktop) on Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10, the best way to connect to a Windows server is Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, also called RDC.

Read on for a walkthrough of the process to connect to your remote Windows server or Windows VPS:

How to Connect

1. Open the Start menu and search for “remote desktop”. You should see Remote Desktop Connection. Open the program.

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2. In the “Computer” field, enter your server’s public IP address. This address can be found by selecting your service from the Dashboard in the Secure Client Panel.

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RDC may warn you about the identity of the remote computer, because the remote server uses a self-generated SSL certificate. This is OK.

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3. RDC will prompt you for the remote system’s username and password. If the server is offline or inaccessible, you will receive an error message.

You can find the username and password in the Secure Client Panel by selecting your Windows VM from the Dashboard.

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Select “Remember my credentials” for faster sign-ins in the future.

That’s it! After clicking “OK”, RDC will connect to your remote Windows VPS or Windows server, and display the remote desktop. You can now interact with the remote desktop exactly like a local Windows PC.

If you experience any trouble with this process, or would like assistance connecting to a Windows server or Windows VPS, please contact our Technical Support team.

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