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[Windows] Connecting to Windows VPS server using RDP

ReginaRegina Moderator
edited August 2019 in Windows VPS
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 via RDP.


To be able to follow these instructions you must have a VPS Windows server with Windows 2012 or 2016 R2 OS.

Login via Windows computer

The following steps are meant for Windows operating system users.

1. Open up your "Remote Desktop Connection" program and select "Show Options".

2. Enter your login credentials and press "Connect":

Computer: Your_server_IP
Username: Administrator

3. Then, enter your server's password and press the "OK" button

Login via Linux OS

If 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 update
apt-get install rdesktop

CentOS/Fedora users should execute these commands:
yum update
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:

If you have any comments or questions after reading this tutorial, do not hesitate to leave us a comment or contact our 24/7 customer support. We hope our steps on connecting to Windows server using RDP were useful and hope to see you again soon. We are always happy to hear from you and will gladly help with any issues related to our products and services.

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