How to Access Windows VPS Via RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft that provides a user with a graphical interface to access Windows VPS/dedicated server from a remote server. Learn here how you can access Windows VPS/Server using RDP.

Steps to Access Windows VPS/Server via RDP

Step 1: On the taskbar of your “Windows Desktop”, click on the “Search Windows Step 1: On the taskbar of your “Windows Desktop”, click on the Search Windows” box and type the letters “RDP”.

Step 2: Next, click on the search result with the title “Remote Desktop Connection”.

Remote Desktop Connection

Step 3: “Enter” the “IP address or Host name” of your server in the “Computer” box and click on the “Connect” button.

Remote Desktop Connection Server

Step 4: Enter the following login details for the server:

  • User name: administrator
  • Password: the server password

Step 5: After entering the credentials press “OK”.

Enter Your Credentials

Step 6: Next, you will be prompted with a window asking for permission to connect to the (RDP) Remote Desktop Protocol. Check the “Don’t ask me again for connections to this computer” box and click the “Yes” button. 

Note: RDP protocol port enables remote connections to other computers, usually on the 3389 TCP port.

Connections to this Computer

Step 7: You will now be connected to your Windows VPS. The connection will give you complete control of the server similar to a local computer and enable you to access Windows VPS.

Windows VPS

Methods to Open Remote Desktop Connection on Windows PC

Method 1: Using Window Accessories

Step 1. Click on the “Start” button in the bottom left corner of your “Windows Desktop”.

Step 2. Scroll down in the “Start Menu” and search for the folder titled “Window Accessories”.

Step 3. Click on the “Windows Accessories folder” to open a drop-down menu, where you will find the application “Remote Desktop Connection”. Click to “Open”.

Windows Accessories in Windows

Method 2: Using Run Window

Step 1. Click on the “Start” button in the bottom left corner of your “Windows Desktop”.

Step 2. Scroll down the “Start Menu” and click on the folder titled “Windows System”.

Step 3. Next, look for the application titled “Run”. Click to “Open”.

Step 4. In the “Run window”, enter “mstsc” in the “Open” box and click “OK”.

Run Window

Note: Only Windows virtual private servers and dedicated servers support remote desktop connection. Windows Sharing the Hosting users are now barring from accessing the Hosting Server.


How many RDP accounts can share an RDP Server?

An RDP server can accommodate a maximum of 2 RDP connections.

What’s the difference between RDS and VDI?

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Remote Desktop Session Hosts (RDS) are both abbreviations for the same thing. Windows 10 is the foundation for VDI based on the Windows Client Operating System. RDS is constructed using the Windows Server Operating System as its foundation.


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