VPS: Initial access to Windows Server with RDP
You connect to your Windows server using the Remote Desktop Connection program provided by Windows. The program can be found via the Windows search under the term "remote".
⚠️ The Windows search function can be found via the Windows icon in the lower left corner.
IP address & access
"Remote Desktop Connection", asks for a "computer name". This is the IP address of the server.
The IP address can be found in the ZAP web interface under "Access & Security" and in the Infobar.
The program asks for a user name and password. The user name is "administrator". The password can be set in the web interface under "Access & Security".
⚠️ No certificate is installed by default. The password is therefore transmitted insecurely. Learn how to create a certificate here: RDP Certificate
Alternative Remote Programs
The following alternative programs are suitable for connecting to a Windows server via remote desktop:
- Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)
- Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager
- DameWare Mini Remote Control
⚠️ For iOS users : Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 in the Mac App Store, Android Parallels Client