Knowledgebase: Windows Support
Logging into a Windows Server using RDP
Posted by Kash Ali on Tue 24 February 2015 13:07

Logging into a Windows server using RDP 

This knowledgebase article details you how to connect and log in to your Windows Server using the Remote Desktop (RDP) connection client.  

Different versions of Windows will vary slightly, however the operation of Remote Desktop remains the same across all versions of Windows.

Starting the Client

1.  To start Remote Desktop, click Start > Run and type mstsc in the Open: field.

2.  Before entering the IP address and Username for your Server, select Show Options and click the Local Resources tab.

3.  Click on the Local Resources tab, check the boxes marked Printer and Clipboard, and press the More button.

4.  Under the Local Devices and Resources section, check the boxes marked Drives and, optionally, Supported Plug and Play devices and press OK.

 Logging in to Your Server

1.  Go back to the General tab and enter the IP address of your Server in the Computer Name, the user name as required.  Press the Connect button to initiate the connection to your Server.

2.  Enter the password for your Server.

3.  Congratulations you will have successfully connected and logged in to your new Windows Server with the ability to use the local resources of your own Windows machine!


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