How to Access Windows Server Remote Desktop From PC


This article provides a guide for how to access Windows Server Remote Desktop from PC (Windows 10).

How to Access Windows Server Remote Desktop From PC

To access Windows Server Remote Desktop from PC, follow the steps below. This guide assumes you have purchased a Windows VPS and are attempting to access it for the first time:

  1. Login to your Hosting Dashboard account.
  2. Retrieve your Windows VPS login credentials from the Welcome Email (See: Viewing Your Email History)
  3. Make note of the Administrator password as it will be required in a later step.
  4. To launch the Remote Desktop Connection tool:
    1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard
      Press Windows key + R on your keyboard
    2. Type mstsc into the Run dialog box
      Type mstsc into the Run dialog box
    3. Press "OK"
  5. Enter the Administrator credentials previously collected in Step 2:
    Enter Administrator credentials
  6. Click "OK" to initiate remote desktop connection.
  7. For initial installation, a warning regarding "Invalid Certificate" should be dismissed:
    Accept certificate warning to continue
  8. Click "Yes" to accept the untrusted certificate and enter the server remotely.
  9. You will now be directed to the Remote Desktop interface. Next, you should perform updates and configure the server settings.

Conclusion

You now know how to access Windows Server Remote Desktop from PC (Windows 10).

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