Windows Remote Desktop
This document provides steps for Windows and Mac users to connect to a Windows server using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). For Windows users, they need to navigate to Remote Desktop Connection and enter the computer's IP address, username, and password. For Mac users, they need to download and launch the "Remote Desktop Connection" app, create a new connection, and save it. Both Windows and Mac users should ensure their connection details are accurate for a hassle-free experience.
This guide offers a clear procedure to connect to a Windows server via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). While the focus is on Windows, Mac users will find steps tailored for them, too.
- Navigate to: Start > Programs > Standard > Remote Desktop Connection.
- Once open, select Show Parameters.
- Under the "General" tab:
- For Computer: Enter the IP address (provided in the email).
- For User Name: Type "Administrator".
- Check "Allow me to save credentials".
- Click on Connect.
- Input the password (also in the email) in the prompt that appears and click OK.
- If details are correct, a window will display the remote server desktop.
Tip for Windows Users: To streamline future connections, save your settings. Use the "Save As" option, name your connection, and save to your desktop. This saved RDP file will connect you automatically next time.
- Download "Remote Desktop Connection" from the Mac App Store.
- Launch the app and create a new connection using the details from the email.
- Save the connection.
- Click on the saved connection. If details are accurate, you'll be taken directly to the remote server's desktop.
Whether on Windows or Mac, RDP simplifies remote server access. Ensure your connection details are accurate for a seamless experience.