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.
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 126.96.36.199:2234)
- User name – You can use the following formats: user/domain_name, user_name or firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s a possibility to add user name and password at this point.
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.
- After editing the following, save the configurations. You will be taken back to the initial window and then tap on your server.
- Provide the user credentials and then you will have access to your server.
Congratz! Now you have access to your Windows server from your Android device.