This article describes how to install VMWare Tools and allow remote desktop connections after installing the ISO image.
VMware Tools are a set of utilities that we recommend installing to ensure that your operating system continues to have optimum performance.
You have already installed Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012.
You have selected the option Full Installation (Windows Server 2008) or Server with a GUI (Windows Server 2012) during installation.
You are in the Infrastructure > Servers section of the Cloud Panel.
Select the desired server.
Click DVD Drive.
In the Applications tab, select VMWare Tools Windows.
Click Load DVD.
Click Actions > Launch KVM Console. The KVM Console opens in a new tab.
Click Send Ctrl+Alt+Del.
Log on to the server as an administrator.
Open the Windows Explorer.
Double-click the DVD drive.
To start the installation, double-click on the desired version of the VMWare Tools.
The VMWare tools are offered as 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Select the Typical installation type.
Click Finish. The VMWare Tools have now been installed.
You can now restart your server.
Allowing Remote Desktop Connections
Remote Desktop Connection comes installed on all Windows systems and gives you direct access to a server's desktop interface. To allow remote desktop connections, simply follow the steps below:
Go to the Control Panel > System and Security > System > Remote Settings.
In the Remote tab, enable the Allow remote connections to this computer option.
If you are connecting to the cloud server with a computer that has Windows 7 or later installed, enable the following option:
Windows Server 2008: Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (more secure)
Windows Server 2012: Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (recommended)