How to connect to your server via RDP on Windows 10

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Connect your server via RDP on Windows 10

In this article, you will learn how to connect your server via RDP on Windows 10. RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) is a protocol made by Microsoft that allows the user to connect to another computer using an internet connection while providing a GUI (Graphical User Interface).

Prerequisites

Step 1: Launch RDP

Click on the Windows search bar and type: RDP or Remote desktop connection, then select the Remote Desktop Connection App

RDP Launch

Step 2: Connecting via RDP

Once you have opened RDP, Select Show Options to continue.

RDP

Once you have done that, you need to fill in the following empty fields:

  • Computer: Fill in the IP address of the desired destination.
  • Username: Fill in the User name that has access to the desired server that’s using the IP address.

Click on Connect to proceed further.

RDP log in

A new window will pop up asking you to fill in the password of the given username. Once you have filled it in select OK to go continue.

RDP password

Once you have done that, a new warning window will pop up. This warning window will keep popping up every time you connect to this server unless you check in the empty box below that says (Don’t ask me again for connections to this computer) That is completely optional of course. Select Yes to proceed.

RDP warning

Conclusion

Congratulations, you have successfully connected to your server via RDP on Windows 10. If you would like to know how to connect via RDP on MacOS then read this article: How to connect to your server via RDP on MacOS

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