This article explains how to use Remote Desktop to access your Windows server’s desktop remotely.
Customers with Linux servers can use SSH to access their server.
Remote Desktop from a Windows Computer
- Click the Start button.
- Click Run…
- Type “mstsc” and press the Enter key.
- Next to Computer: type in the IP address of your server
- Click Connect.
- You will see the Windows login prompt. Refer to the image below:
Remote Desktop from a Linux Computer with RDesktop
- Open a command shell using xterm.
- Type ‘rdesktop’ at the command prompt to see if you have rdesktop installed.
- If rdesktop is installed, then proceed. Otherwise, you will need to install the rdesktop package for your flavor of Linux.
- Type ‘rdesktop’ followed by your server’s IP address. Then press Enter.
$ rdesktop aa.bb.ccc.dd
- You will see the Windows login prompt.
Remote Desktop from Mac OS X
- Using the Microsoft RDP Tool:
- Download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac here.
- When you open the application you will be prompted for the “Computer” you would like to connect to. You can enter the server’s hostname or IP address.
- After you click Connect the client will ask for your user name and password. If it fails to connect you can try again inside the remote connection window.