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How to Connect to Windows VPS with RDP (Windows 7)

Connecting to a remote Windows server or Windows VPS from your Windows 7 PC is easy with Microsoft’s own Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) program. It is included with most versions of Windows. 

How to Connect

1. To launch RDC, open the Start menu of your computer and search for “Remote Desktop Connection“. (If you can’t find it, run Start > Run > mstsc.exe). Enter your VPS or remote Windows Server details as follows:

Computer: [IP address of your VPS.]
This is supplied in your “New Server Information” email, and can also be found in the Secure Client Area.


Click Connect

You may see a message like the following. This happens because the security certificate used by your VPS is self-generated and self-signed. It’s OK to connect because you know it’s your own server, so feel free to select “Don’t ask me again.”


Click Connect.

2. RDC will prompt for your password. Enter the following:

Username: Administrator 
Password: Password is supplied in your “New Server Information” email.


Click OK.

You should now be connected to your server’s desktop. Please take care to update your Administrator password right away!

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