Connecting to Windows Server (Windows 7) via Remote Desktop

The Remote Desktop Connection is pre-installed on all Windows systems and allows direct access to the server's desktop interface. To establish a Remote Desktop connection to your server, proceed as follows:


You wrote down the IP address of the server to which you want to establish a connection.

Step 1

Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Remote Desktop Connection.

The Remote Desktop Connection window opens.

Step 2

Click Show Options.

Step 3

In the General tab, enter the server's IP address in the Computer field.

Step 4

Enter the user name in the User Name field.

Step 5

Optional: To save the login data, activate the Allow saving logindata check box.

Step 6

Click Connect.

The Windows Security dialog box opens.

Step 7

Enter the password.

Step 8

Click OK.

Please note: If you establish the Remote Desktop connection to the desired server for the first time or do not save the connection data, the following message appears: The identity of the remote computer cannot be verified. Do you want to connect anyway?

Step 9

Optional: Activate the check box Don't ask me again for connections to this computer.

Step 10

Optional: Click Yes.

The Remote Desktop connection will be established.

Please note: A session is created on your server for each connection. With the license, a maximum of two connections can be established simultaneously. To end a session, you have to log out from the server. If you close the Remote Desktop window, the session and all running programs will remain active.

You will find further information here:

Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac OS X

Open Source Remote Desktop Client for Unix-Systems