This article will guide you on how you can connect to a Windows VPS using Remote Desktop from Windows.
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a protocol that allows users to access their Windows VPS directly from a remote location. Follow the steps mentioned below to connect your Windows VPS:
- Go to Start menu
- Select Run and type mstsc.exe to access remote desktop.
- Go to Start → All Programs→ Accessories → Remote Desktop Connection
Type your server’s IP address (If RDP is configured on non-standard port i.e. any other port than 3389 then you will have to mention your VPS-IP-Address:Port Number e.g. 127.0.0.1:6432])and then click on Connect.
This will ask for your username and password. Enter your credentials and click the Enter key.
That’s it! If the login was successful, you will see the remote desktop opened in Remote Desktop Connection.