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How to connect to your RDP Using Windows

This article learns how to connect to your RDP Windows via Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol.

Windows and Mac

The next instructions tell you how to use RDP on Windows XP. Different versions of Windows such Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 The methods in each version are very similar, however the operation of Remote Desktop remains the same across all versions of Windows.

On a Mac, download and install the Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac. The steps to connect to your RDP are like in Windows. You can download the software here.

For more information on configuring and running Remote Desktop Connection for Mac please see this link.

Run the Remote Desktop Connection Client

Open the Remote Desktop Connection Client by clicking Start > All Programs > Accessories > Communications > Remote Desktop Connection.
Enter the IP address of the server in the Computer field and click Connect.
(Optional) To set up file transfer or enable your clipboard for copy/paste, click Options.
Click the Local Resources tab, select the Clipboard option, click More, and then click Drives.

Save your session by clicking the General tab, then clicking Save As.

Log in to Your Server

Once you have connected, you will see the Windows log in screen. To log in for the first time, enter the Username provided by us, and the corresponding password (this is the password that was emailed to you when your order was completed).

Congratulations you have successfully connected and logged in to your new server!