How to connect to your server via RDP on Windows 10

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Introduction

This article will describe how you can connect to your server via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

Prerequisites

Step 1 – Open Remote Desktop Connection

Click on the search bar in the left bottom and type Remote Desktop Connection in the search bar.

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Step 2 – Configure Remote Desktop Connection

Enter the hostname or the IP address and click on Connect

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Enter the login credentials of your Windows Server

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If the Windows Server you want to connect has a self signed certificate it will show a warning that the certificate is not verified.

Click on Yes to start the RDP session with the Windows Server.

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Step 3 – Remote Desktop Connection established

Connection to your Windows Server is established via RDP.

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Conclusion

Congratulations, you should now have a connection to your Windows Server via RDP.

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