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How to Connect to Windows VPS using RDP?

This article will explain How to Connect to Windows VPS using RDP?? The Remote Desktop Connection application is already installed on all the latest Windows Operating Systems. Later, for Andriod, Linux, macOS systems we need to manually install from the source.


How to Connect to Windows VPS using RDP from Windows Operating System?

1. Get started by searching “Remote Desktop Connection” or “mstsc” in the search box.

how to connect to windows vps using rdp

2. In the “Computer” field, enter the Server Hostname or Host IP Address of the VPS/Server.

3. Now click on “Show Options“, and fill in the details according to the following information,

User name: The default user in windows is “Administrator”, if you have any other custom username, then enter the same in the “User name” field.

Allow me to save credentials (Optional): If you want to save the server’s credentials for future use, check this option.

expand-remote-desktop-services-show-options

4. Next, click “Connect“.

click on connect

5. The “Windows Security” window will open; you need to specify the “Password” (as shown in the below image). Finally, click “OK“.

security the details password

For the first time, if you connect to the server, you might encounter a “The Identity of the remote computer cannot be verified. Do you want to connect anyway” warning message. In this case, click on “Yes” to continue.

Also, you can check “Don’t ask me again for connections to this computer” to avoid this warning message in future connections for this windows server.

6. Voila! You have successfully connected to Windows VPS/Server.

connected to rdp


How to Connect to Windows VPS using RDP from Android?

If you are having an Android device, you can install the “Remote Desktop” application from Play Store. Follow the below steps to know How to Connect to Windows VPS using RDP from Android?

Download “Remote Desktop” Application For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.rdc.androidx&hl=en_IN&gl=US

1. Open “Play Store” and search for “Remote Desktop“. Next, click on “Install“.

search for remote desktop

2. Once you install the “Remote Desktop” application by Microsoft Corporation, click on “Open”.

how to access windows vps using rdp from android

3. Click on the “+” button (Top Right Corner), select “Add PC“.

click on plus icon of remote desktop

4. Fill the following fields,

a) PC Name – Put hostname or IP address of the Windows VPS.

b) User Account – You can configure the administration login credentials from this option.

c) Friendly Name (Optional) – Name your Windows VPS for your reference.

Note: You can keep the rest of the fields/options as default.

fill the following details

5. You can manually add the administrator user logins or keep filling in the logins while accessing the Windows VPS. Here, we will be adding the administrator user login details. Click on “Ask when required” and select the second option, “Add User Account” from the popup.

Fill the following fields and click on “SAVE“,

USERNAME: The default user in windows is “Administrator”, if you have any other custom username, then enter the same in the “USERNAME” field.

PASSWORD: Following with username, enter your USER password .

click on ask when required

click on add user account

click on add user save

6. Now, click on “SAVE”, and you will be redirected to Dashboard. There you can find all the added PCs/Workspace.

click on save remote desktop

7. Click on the added VPS/PC to log in.

navigated to dashboard click on pc

For the first time, if you connect to the server, you might encounter a “The Identity of the remote computer cannot be verified. Do you want to connect anyway” warning message. In this case, click on “Yes” to continue.

8. Voila! You have successfully connected to Windows VPS using RDP from Android.

you are connected to rdp


How to Connect to Windows VPS using RDP from macOS?

1. Download the “Microsoft Remote Desktop” client from the Mac App Store.

How to Connect to Windows VPS using RDP from macOS

2. Now open “Microsoft Remote Desktop” application and click on “PCs“, next click on “+” → Add PC.

open microsoft remoteconnection in macos

3. Fill the following fields,

a) PC Name – Put hostname or IP address of the Windows VPS.

b) User Account – You can configure the administration login credentials from this           option.

c) Friendly Name (Optional) – Name your Windows VPS for your reference.

macos fill the information

4. You can manually add the administrator user logins or keep filling in the logins while accessing the Windows VPS. Here, we will be adding the administrator user login details. Click on “Ask when required” and select the second option, “Add User Account” from the popup.

Fill the following fields and click on “Add“,

USERNAME: The default user in windows is “Administrator”, if you have any other custom username, then enter the same in the “USERNAME” field.

PASSWORD: Following with username, enter your USER password .

select add user macos

configure the administrator

5. Next, click on “Add” to save your Windows VPS information. You will be redirected to Dashboard. There you can find all the added PCs/Workspace.

final click on add

6. Click on the added VPS/PC to log in.

select to login macos

7. Voila! You have successfully connected to Windows VPS using RDP from macOS.

login to windows in macos


How to Connect to Windows VPS using RDP from IOS?

1. Download the “Microsoft Remote Desktop” client from the Apple App Store.

How to Connect to Windows VPS using RDP from macOS

2. Now open the “Microsoft Remote Desktop” application and click on “PCs“, next click on “+” → Add PC.

click on add pc

3. Fill the following fields,

     a) PC Name – Put hostname or IP address of the Windows VPS.

     b) User Account – You can configure the administration login credentials from this option.

    c) Friendly Name (Optional) – Name your Windows VPS for your reference.

fill information ios

4. You can manually add the administrator user logins or keep filling in the logins while accessing the Windows VPS. Here, we will be adding the administrator user login details. Click on “Ask when required” and select the second option, “Add User Account” from the popup.

Fill the following fields and click on “Add“,

USERNAME: The default user in windows is “Administrator”, if you have any other custom username, then enter the same in the “USERNAME” field.

PASSWORD: Following with username, enter your USER password.

select add user account ios

add user details ios

5. Next, click on “Add” to save your Windows VPS information. You will be redirected to Dashboard. There you can find all the added PCs/Workspace.

click on save ios

6. Click on the added VPS/PC to log in.

click to login ios

7. Voila! You have successfully connected to Windows VPS using RDP from macOS.

you are connected to rdp


How to Connect to Windows VPS using RDP from Linux?

You need to install one supported application to access the Windows VPS using RDP from Linux. In this case, we are installing “rdesktop” to access the Windows VPS.

1.  To install “rdesktop” first download the application packages and install it using the following commands,

sudo rpm --import http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/RPM-GPG-KEY-nux.ro 
sudo rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-1.el7.nux.noarch.rpm    
sudo yum install rdesktop

install rdesktop packages

2. Then run the “rdesktop <YOURWINDOWS VPS IP> <PORT>” command in the terminal. (If you are using the default RDP port i.e. 3389, you do not need to mention the PORT along with the command). 

rdesktop command

3. Next, type the administrative Username & Password then click on →” to access Windows VPS.

type user information to access the windows vps using rdp in linux


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Updated on October 9, 2021

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