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In this article we will discuss how to gain access to your Windows server from using any Android device. We will be using "RD Client" application in order to access the server.

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Apr, 19

Remote Connection to a Windows server using Android

Connecting remotely to a server (Android)
Imagine there’s a situation where you have to access your server but you have no access to a PC or a laptop. Well it’s possible to gain access to the server through the mobile phone in your pocket. We will discuss how to access the server through android-based connections.

Access Windows server using Android

Download “RD Client” from Google Play

Open the app from the phone and tap “+” and select Desktop.

 RD client selecting desktop

Enter the details of the server you would like to connect to.

  • PC name – Can be a windows computer name, internet domain name or an IP address. Note that you can include port information to the PC name. (myserver:2234 or 23.5.6.4:2234)
  • User name – You can use the following formats: user/domain_name, user_name or user_name@domain.com. There’s a possibility to add user name and password at this point.

Server Details in RD Client

There’s a possibility to set these additional options as well.

  • Friendly name – easy to remember name for your PC. (if this is not set, then the PC name is displayed)
  • Gateway – The Remote Desktop gateway used to connect to virtual desktops, session-based desktops and RemoteApp programs on an internal corporate network.
  • Sound – Select device to use for during the remote session.
  • Customize display resolution – Set a custom resolution.
  • Swap mouse buttons – Swapping left mouse button with the right mouse button.
  • Connect to admin session - To connect to a console session to administrate a Windows server.
  • Redirect to local storage - Mounts your local storage as a remote file system on the remote PC.

 Additional options in RD Client

  1. After editing the following, save the configurations. You will be taken back to the initial window and then tap on your server.

  1. Provide the user credentials and then you will have access to your server.

User credentials of the server

Server accessed

Congratz! Now you have access to your Windows server from your Android device.

Susith Nonis

I always had a passion for computers and how it works always fascinated me. I love to reasearch and share the knowledge with others in the simplest way possible.