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How to Connect to a Windows Server Remotely

There are differences in the methods for remotely connecting to a Windows server depending on which operating system you are using locally. The process of connecting to Windows servers from Windows and mobile devices will be covered in this knowledgebase.


You already get the server login credentials

Upon server deployment, your registered email address will typically receive login credentials. The TechInHost Billing Panel also provides access to server login details, such as IP, login name, password, and access port.

How to Connect to a Windows Server Remotely

Connect from Windows

An RDP connection is the most practical way to connect to a Windows server from a local Windows computer, regardless of whether you are using Windows Server, Windows 7, or Windows 10. The Remote Desktop Protocol, or RDP, is a protocol that allows remote computer access. Through a network connection, users can access and utilize the desktop environment of a remote computer on their local computer. Microsoft created RDP in the beginning and included it into the Windows operating system. Therefore, an RDP client is included with the Windows operating system. Using RDP, you can establish a direct remote connection to a Windows server.

1. Open RDP on local computer

Click Remote Desktop Connection after typing Remote Desktop or RDP into the taskbar search box.

Search For RDP

2. At TechInHost, VPS uses port 1097. To connect to Windows server at TechInHost, fill in the IP address followed by a colon then the port number. For example: Then click Connect in the lower right corner.


3. Enter credentials to create a remote connection
Enter the Login Name and Login Password used to log in to the server. To make it easier to log in next time, you can check "Remember me". Then click OK below to create the remote connection. There's a chance that a window that can't confirm the remote server's identity will appear. To establish a connection to the remote server, select the option labeled "Don't ask me again for connection to this computer" and press the Yes button.

Credential Logins logged in

Connect from Mobile Devices

You can manage your Windows server from anywhere at any time by using the RDP client (RDP Client) to log in to the Windows server, regardless of whether you are using an iOS or Android mobile device. For these two systems, there are several RDP clients available on the market. Here, we'll use an iOS device connected via Microsoft Remote Desktop as an illustration.

1. Download Microsoft Remote Desktop (RD Client) from the App store

Search RDP

2. Create a server profile
2.1 Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop client. Click the + sign at the bottom of the screen, then click Add PC.
2.2 Click on the PC name field.
2.3 Fill in the IP or IP:port of the remote server, and then click Return in the upper left corner.
2.4 Click the User Account field > Add User Account.
2.5 After entering the password and login username, click "Save."
2.6 Return to the Add PC page now, and click Save.

Connect to Windows

3. Connect to a remote Windows server
Click on an added PC to create a connection.

Click Saved Profile

4. Disconnect from a remote Windows server
To disconnect from the server, click the icon in the center and then the cross icon in the upper right corner.


Connect to a Windows server using remote control software

In addition to the methods mentioned above, another way to connect to a Windows server is by using remote control software. However, it requires TeamViewer installation on both participating machines. The remote control software is a powerful tool that’s often compatible with an array of platforms like: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. It permits users to create online meetings, transfer files, desktop sharing, and more. There are many remote control software, such as AnyDesk and Teamviewer.