29 Sep

How do I connect to my Window server via RDP?

This tutorial will guide you using RDP from different operating systems to connect to your Window VPS or dedicated server at VPS Malaysia.

Below will be what we will covered.

Desktop operating systems connections:

  • WindowsOS (e.g. Windows 7, 8, 10) RDP connections to your Window VPS or Dedicated Server
  • MacintoshOS (e.g. Apple MacBook) RDP connections to your Window VPS or Dedicated Server

Mobile devices connections:

  • Android based systems (e.g. Samsung Galaxy) RDP connections to your Window VPS or Dedicated Server
  • iOS based systems (e.g. Apple iPhone) RDP connections to your Window VPS or Dedicated Server

WindowsOS – RDP connections

  • For Windows 7: Go to “Start icon” from the taskbar and search for “Remote Desktop Connection”
  • For Windows 8/10: Go to “Windows icon” from the taskbar and search for “Remote Desktop Connection”

The RDP window should show up as follows:

You are now able to connect to your server using IP address  (e.g. “xx.xxx.xxx.xxx:5633“). Select “Connect” after you type in the IP address and wait for the RDP session to connect shortly after.

Or you can select “Show Options” to bring out more settings, you will be able to adjust options like screen resolution or audio settings etc.

Explanations:

  • Screen resolution can be adjusted by using the slider under “Display Configuration”
  • To enable your audio signal on your local PC: Select “Settings” under “Remote Audio“, then tick “Play on this computer“.
  • To enable your server to use your local printer: Please tick the “Printer” option under the “Local devices and resources” section.
  • Shortcut for Copy (CTRL + C) and Paste (CTRL +V) is enabled by default, it can be disabled by un-tick “Clipboard“.

MacOS – RDP connections

To be able to connect from MacOS based systems (e.g. Apple MacBook), you need to download the RDP client from the download URL below:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id715768417?mt=12&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Start RDP client by entering the server’s IP address or the hostname in the “Domain” field.

Always use the latest RDP client version, to ensured that there is no connection issues.


Android-base Systems – RDP connections

To connect from Google-Android-based systems (e.g. Samsung Galaxy), you need to download the RDP client from the download URL below:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.rdc.android&hl=en


iOS-base Systems – RDP connections

To connect from iOS-based system (e.g. Apple iPhone), you need to download the RDP client from the download URL below:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id714464092?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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