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[Windows] Connecting to Windows VPS server using RDP

ReginaRegina Moderator
edited March 14 in Windows VPS
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) - is protocol created by Microsoft, 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 for login via RDP.


Windows VPS server with Windows 2012 or 2016 R2 OS

Login via Windows computer:

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. Enter your server's password and press "OK"

Login via Linux OS:

If you do not have rdesktop installed, install it with the command bellow. for Ubuntu/Debian use:

apt-get update
apt-get install rdesktop

For CentOS/Fedora:

yum update
yum install rdesktop

Then you can 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 done everything correctly, Windows Server window should open up:

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