Want to connect to VPS Windows server using RDP and are not sure how to do so
correctly? Follow the steps of this tutorial exactly as they are provided and
you should have no problem.
What is RDP?First, if by any chance any of you are not aware, let’s
find out what exactly RDP is. Remote
Desktop Protocol (RDP) - is a protocol
created by Microsoft corporation, which
provides a graphical interface for a user. RDP client is available in most
operating systems. By default RDP uses 3389 TCP port. Remote Desktop Connection
is the official program meant to be used for login
RequirementsTo be able to follow these instructions you must
have a VPS Windows server with Windows 2012 or 2016 R2 OS.
Login via Windows computerThe following steps are meant for Windows operating
1. Open up your "Remote Desktop Connection" program and select
2. Enter your login credentials and press "Connect":
3. Then, enter
your server's password and press the "OK"
Login via Linux OSIf you are a Linux OS user and do not
have rdesktop installed yet, you can install it with the command provided bellow. For Ubuntu/Debian you must use:
apt-get install rdesktop
CentOS/Fedora users should execute these commands:
yum install rdesktop
Then you should be able to login to
your Windows 2008 or 2012 R2 server using this command in the terminal:
rdesktop -u Administrator -p PASSWORD -g 1280x720 YOUR_SERVER_IP
If you have followed these steps closely and have done everything correctly, VPS Windows Server window should open up:
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support. We hope our steps on connecting to Windows server using RDP were
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